A wonderful crowd pleaser, these tender, juicy meatballs are bursting with Turkish Mediterranean flavours. Served hot in pitta parcels with vibrant sumac jewelled red onions and fresh greens and topped with creamy yoghurt sauce these meatballs bring the taste of the Turkish kebab-house home.
|500 Grams Lean Mince (Beef/Lamb or mixed)|
|3 Tablespoons Baharat KOFTE KEBAB SEASONING*|
|1 Medium Onion, grated|
|4 Tablespoons Semolina grains*|
|1 Large Egg|
|8 Pitta / Lavash breads|
|2 Small Red Onions|
|1 Teaspoon Baharat Sumac flakes*|
|1/2 Cups Thick / Strained Yoghurt|
|1 Generous squeeze of Lemon juice|
|1/2 Teaspoon Baharat MEDITERRANEAN SEASONING|
|Drizzle of olive oil|
Baharat.co.uk is a Uk based site that offers authentic, Turkish sourced herbs and spices delivered direct to your door.
For these recipe I've used their Köfte blend with garlic, coriander, cumin and paprika. Dried sumac and Mediterranean seasoning which also includes thyme, oregano and basil.
Preparing the meatball mix ahead allows the flavours to blend.
I prepare my meatballs using a egg and semolina grains or cornmeal, these can be ommited but lend to a tender kofte.
With thanks to Baharat.co.uk who sent me their meatball seasoning along with my spice order. It's had a thumbs up from all members of the family - big and small!