Kofta in tahini (sesame paste) sauce

A delicious Mediterranean treat that combines the juicy flavors of meat with the nutty taste of sesame paste and a note of sourness from the lemons. Serve it hot on a bed of rice garnished with a few mint leaves. Enjoy!

Aygul Khalaileh

2018-09-21 18:34:23

Prep time: 20 Minutes
Cook time: 60 Minutes
Serves: 6


500 g minced beef

1 onion chopped

1 cup chopped parsley

1 tomato chopped

2 tbsp olive oil

1.5 tsp salt

1 tsp allspice

pinch of cardamon

3-4 potatoes sliced into thin rounds and boiled

1 cup tahini sauce

juice of two lemons

4 cups recently boiled water


Step 1

Very finely dice parsley and onion and add them to the minced meat.

Step 2

Add the tomato, olive oil, 1 tsp salt and spices and knead them into the meat mix.

Step 3

Spread the mix into a large pan to cover the entire base. Make indentations in the meat with your fingertips, this will help the meat take up the flavors of the sauce.

Step 4

Bake the kofta in the oven for 20 minutes.

Step 5

Boil the sliced potatoes until they are cooked halfway.

Step 6

Arrange the potatoes on top of the kofta.

Step 7

Mix tahini and lemon juice together, the tahini will thicken as you keep on mixing and become lighter in color.

Step 8

Slowly add the water while stirring to keep the mixture smooth.

Step 9

Pour sauce over kofta until you cover the kofta and topping.

Step 10

Bake in the oven on the lowest rack at 220 C until the sauce thickens (around 20 minutes). Brown under grill.


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