As I promised before, I will be posting more Kofta recipes. This time its Kofta with Tahini Sauce.
By now, I think everyone is familiar with Tahini. Its sesame seed paste. Tahini is used a lot in the Middle Eastern cuisine. Hummus and Mutabal are an example of that.
This kofta with tahini sauce is something I used to eat as a kid. Some people like to eat it with white rice, but for me its always eaten with pitta bread. The choice is yours.
You will need:
- 3/4 cup Tahini paste
- 1/2 cup Lemon juice
- 1/2 cup Water
- Two large Potatoes, sliced thinly
- 1 tablespoon Vegetable oil
- Salt, to taste.
I’m going to start this recipe at this step. You can refer to previous steps in the kofta with tomato and potato recipe.
Spread the kofta in a 10-inch pan and make the indentation in it.
To make the tahini sauce; in a bowl, mix the tahini with the lemon juice.
Stir it well. It will become a very thick paste, then add the water to it.
Mix it all well into a quite watery sauce then season it with salt and set it aside.
Place the sliced potatoes on top of the kofta and add 1/2 cup of water. Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil and bake it at medium heat until the potatoes are done.
Test the potatoes to make sure its done. Don’t over bake it or the meat will dry out.
After the potatoes are fork tender add the tahini sauce and bake it again uncovered for about 30 mins. This will help thicken and reduce the sauce.
Serve the Kofta with pitta bread or any other type you prefer.
PS. There is another way of making it on the stove top but without potatoes. You simply make the kofta into meatballs, then bake until done. In a pot add the meat balls and the sauce and bring it to a boil until it reduces, then serve.
Happy cooking, and as we say in Arabic “Sahha Wi Afia”