Icli Kofte(stuffed mince balls) Recipe

Saturday, July 3, 2010

This food was really hard to cook, i always loved it, i cant say it is cooked at my home so often but i understood why; it is realllyyyyy difficult to make it and takes much time, but i always love to eat it, i have guessed it is too hard but not this much expected:))
when i eat it ,i will eat slower anymore as i understood how hard it was cooked:)
i should honestly say when i was filling the bulghur, my mum helped me as i wasnt so successful.
Içli köfte is a food oftenly cooked in easten part of Turkey, i preffered to boil it to make it light but also you may fry it and i like it more ,but too fatty..
By the way i should add the pictures in recipes ;my mum's hands:)

1 cup fine bulgur
1 medium onion
1 tablespoon chili paste
1 teaspoon cumin
1 cup semolina
One full teaspoon of salt

For Inside;
250 gr ground beef
1 sp butter
3 onions
1/2 gl walnuts
black pepper

Soak bulgur with 1 cup boiled water,let stand half an hour,add semolina, chopped onion,chili paste,salt,cumin,and knead.
cook 2-3min minced meat with butter, then add the chopped onion cook 6-7 minutes. Add spices and finely chopped walnuts. cook for some min and let it cool.
The most difficult part start now, get some bulghur as big as a walnut, and with one finger, open it from middle, and make it bigger with turning in your hand, it should be like a bell pepper.
It should be thin enough, when it is big and thin enough fill it with mince we prepared.
after you prepared close the mouth of it.
Boil some water and put the readp balls, and cook 8 min,
you can also fry it.
Serve it warm..

Bon appetit...


Belinda @zomppa said...

Great step by step - thanks!

roxan said...

These look wonderful, you do a great job of shaping them.

Yesim said...

tx you:)

Cardamom Hills said...

wow....this looks sooo tasty...congrats for the spot in top nine... =)

Suchitra said...

Wow, this is fantastic! looks delicious

eL.Çitra said...

Merhaba Yesim .... wow... U said difficult, huh? but look! U can made it ! they seems so yummy also.. I should try it also at my kitchen ya..

Anonymous said...

Congrets for being #1 at foodbuzz...

Peggy said...

Great step-by-step! I'm definitely going to have to try this very soon! Thanks for posting and congrats on Top 9!

Fassi said...

çok guzel yaaaa !

The Mom Chef said...

Oh my. I hope people who read this understand that when you say this is really hard to do, it's REALLY hard to do. My mom makes these (the Armenian version) and they are so, so difficult to stuff and get the perfect football form. It's a dying art. I'm trying to learn so I can keep it alive.

Anonymous said...

i have been looking for the ones i had in istanbul and your recipe i think is it. light colored on outside most recipes have ground meat in the shell but they come to dark. the ones i had in turkey were so light and good. i dream about them :-) i will try this recipe. :-)

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