Kofta With Tomato And Potato

Here is a way of using the Kofta recipe that I showed you in the previous post. It’s Kofta with Tomato and Potato. Similar to a meatloaf but in my opinion more flavorful.

In this recipe, the kofta mix is spread in an oven dish then topped with tomatoes and potatoes, and baked to perfection.

I like to eat this Kofta with Tomato and Potato with pitta bread. But I know some people like to eat it with white rice. So you can choose which ever you prefer.

You will need:

  • Kofta
  • 2 large potatoes, quartered then sliced thinly
  • 2 large tomatoes, quartered and sliced
  • juice of one lemon
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon vegtable oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste


Kofta With Tomato And Potato - Spread kofta

Begin by spreading the kofta in a 10- inch pan.

Kofta With Tomato And Potato - Make peices

Make indentations in the kofta like in the photo. This will make it easier to serve as the meat will shrink as it bakes.

Kofta With Tomato And Potato - Mix rest

In a bowl mix the potatoes and tomatoes and season them with all-spice, salt and pepper. Add the lemon and 1/2 cup water and mix everything well.

Kofta With Tomato And Potato - Add to kofta with oil

Pour the potato and tomato mixture on top of the kofta, then drizzle the oil on top.

Cover it well with aluminum foil and bake on medium heat for 1 hour, or until the potatoes are done (u can test to see if its done using a fork). Remove the aluminium foil and with the broiler on, bake until the potatoes are golden.

Kofta With Tomato And Potato - Serve

Serve it with pitta bread or white rice, which ever you like and prefer.

Here is an updated photo

Kofta with Tomato and Potato

Happy cooking, and as we say in Arabic “Sahha Wi Afia”

15 thoughts on “Kofta With Tomato And Potato

  1. I want to make this, but my family isn’t thrilled with cooked tomatoes. Do you have other kofka recipes? Does it matter what kind of meat you use? Lamb, beef?

    1. Yea Becky there is other ways but i didnt get to take photos of it yet …but u can reduce the amount of tomatoes in this one or skip it …. and here are a few ideas till i post new kofta recipes …
      – u can make it into patties and grill it , then make it into burger like sandwiches …
      – u can make it into meat ball and bake it .. then in a baking sheet add the cooked meat balls along with uncooked cubed vegs (potatoes, zucchini, eggplant, pumpkin, and any other u might like ) then add a little stock and cover with aluminium foil and bake it until the vegs are cooked … then uncover and bake until golden
      These are few ideas till i will post these and more kofta recipes
      And about the meat type … u can use either … which ever u like or have..
      stay in touch 🙂

  2. I want to try this one of these days as it looks like something I can make on weekends and have ready for reheating the rest of the week. How do you make the indentations?

    1. Well simply with ur hand.. its the best utensil after all 😉 … this time i used a round pan .. so if u look at it clearly .. i made three circles .. then cut across each … its simple to make .. its just that if u dont make this then the meat will shrink and at serving time .. when u scoop u will get the potatoes and tomatoes with no meat under it .. added to that it makes scooping easier … let me know how it turns out wen u get to make it 🙂

  3. My son and I made this and my family loved the kofta- the potatoes & tomatoes, not so much. By the time the potatoes were cooked, the meat was a little dry. Next time (probably soon!) I’m going to make them like meatballs. Do you have a suggestion for a sauce?

    1. Im glad u like it becky .. about the meat drying out .. maybe u didnt add enough water .. and the pan is supposed to be covered in foil until the potatoes are nearly cook(test it with a fork) … then uncover and bake till golden .. this prevents the meat from drying out … but im glad u liked the kofta … i will be posting one thats with tahini sauce in the next couple of days …
      About a sauce for meat balls .. lets see … how about browning some flour in butter (like a roux) .. then adding stock and herbs.. and let it thicken slightly .. .. maybe a sprinkle of parsely before serving with a side for some vegs ..
      Thanx beck … stay in touch .. and let me know wat u think 🙂

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