Thursday, August 12, 2010

YOĞURTLU KÖFTE


























MEAT & YOGURT STEW WITH BULGUR BALLS

This dish is a feast itself that you don't need anything else to go with it.
It has many healthy ingredients and it is very tasty too which will make you ask for the second serving:)

Ingredients:
  • 1/3 cup of chickpeas
  • 1 lb of lamb cubes ( or beef cubes )
  • 2 cups of thick plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup of uncooked rice
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp of all purpose flour
  • 3 cups of water
  • salt
For the bulgur balls:
  • 1 cup of extra fine bulgur
  • 3/4 cup of boiling water
  • 1/2 lb of ground lamb (or ground beef )
  • 1 tbsp of semolina flour
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 tsp of ground chili pepper
  • salt 
Sause:
  • 2 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 2 tbsp of dried ground mint
    Take bulgur in a large mixing bowl and pour 3/4 cup of boiling water on it and mix. Cover the lid and let it rest for 15 minutes. Take bulgur, semolina flour, ground lamb, chopped onion, chili pepper, and salt in a bowl of food processor and process it for 15 minutes or until it is well combined.
     




    Take small parts ( about the size of a hazelnut ) of mixing and give them the shape of small balls. Take a large pot and fill it half way with water and bring it to the boil over high heat. Turn the heat down the medium. Take the bulgur balls in a metal colander and place it on the rim of pot and cover the lid. Let the steam of boiling water cook the bulgur balls for 20 minutes.Take them in a tray and let it cool.
    Soak chickpeas with 2 cups of cold water overnight.
    Next day, wash lamb cubes. Take it in a pressure cooker and add 3 cups of cold water. Bring it to the boil. You will see some foam on the surface when it starts to boil. Take them all with a spoon and discard. Drain the chickpeas and add them into the pressure cooker. Close the lid of pressure cooker and turn the heat down to low. Cook the meat and the chickpeas for 15 minutes at low heat. Take the pressure cooker and let it cool. Open the lid when it is cool enough and take the lamp cubes and chickpeas out in a plate leaving meat broth in the pressure cooker.
    Wash and drain rice. Take it into the broth. Bring it to the boil over medium heat. Cook the rice until it is soft. Turn the heat off and set a side until it is completely cool. Then add yogurt, egg, and flour. Stir well. Turn the heat on high and stir consistently until it starts to boil. Add cooked lamb cubes and chickpeas in it. Turn the heat down to low and continue to stir for 5 minutes then turn the heat off. Add salt.
    Take vegetable oil in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Add dried mint to the pan. Stir until mint gives its color to the oil ( around 30 seconds). Add the sauce to the stew.
    Enjoy.

    15 comments:

    Cinzia said...

    Wow, che bel blog e che ricetta super!!!Ti seguo subito...Complimenti.

    Fuat Gencal said...

    Çok severim. Çok leziz ve besleyici bir çorba olmuş. Ellerinize sağlık.

    Saygılar.

    jose manuel said...

    Una combinanción interesante de sabores. Saludos

    Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

    Mmmhhh, that looks extremely good! I am drooling...

    Cheers,

    Rosa

    Szobonya Gergő said...

    Hi
    I was in Turkey in July, and I ate a very good food there, but I dont know this food's name.
    Please write his name or his recipe for me?

    In this picture, on the left:

    http://kepfeltoltes.hu/view/100724/SSA45756_www.kepfeltoltes.hu_.jpg

    Pls write to my e-mail: szpici@citromail.hu or szpici@hotmail.com

    Tesekküller my friend.:)

    (A hungarian turkey fan.:))

    My Turkish Kitchen said...

    Thanks everyone...
    Szobonya,
    It looks like fried pastry with filling. The filling is most probably is feta cheese for this kind of pastry. If it is the one I am thinking of, it is "sigara boregi" in Turkish.
    I hope it helps.
    Iffet

    pity said...

    lovely recipe, it really sounds delicious, cheers from london

    anneminkızıyım said...

    ayyy ayyy ben yogurtlu köfteyi cok severim iffetcigim ellerine saglik. Nefis görünüyor, yarin icin bende düsünüyordum, hatta eksilisinimi yogurtlusunumu diyede icimden gecirdim, hangisini yapayim dedim kendi kendime, hatta köfte yapmisken bir kac da kiymali köfte yapmak iyi olacak dedim ama, kizim tr den yarin geliyor onunla baska güne kalsin dedim, o yardimci olur bana::))
    Afiyet sifa olsun, ellerine saglik. Cogu zaman misafir aldigimda, lebeniye yide corba olarak yapar ikram ederim.::))Anneme yazdim Kilisli bir blogcu arkadaslar yazisiyoruz diye, annem hemen merak etti kim, kimlerden belkide taniyoruz diye:))

    Sevgilerimle.....

    anneminkızıyım said...

    Canim senin yorum yazan birinci arkadasin varya italyan cinzia, onun blogunu gezdim de, bizim kilis somunlari vardi, ahh dedim, simdi kahvaltida bunun icine yumurta haslamasi ve maydanoz yatiracaksi....

    My Turkish Kitchen said...

    Thank you Pity...

    Ayse abla cok tatlisin:) Annem her zaman yogurtlu kofteyle, eksili yahniyi beraber yapar. Ben ikisinden de yer, sonra da midemin agrisiyla kalirim:)
    Selamlar.
    Iffet

    George-Athens/Greece said...

    Iffet what a lovely combination of healthy foods in this proposal of yours! Not only healthy but also so rich in everything! I bet that those swimming köfteler must be of very Anatolian origin...I can recall another köftesiz version of this plate with floating taze çağla, which I so much enjoyed in İstanbul last April....Mmmm!
    Thanx for this recipe.

    Szobonya Gergő said...

    Hi.
    Thank you very mutch. :)

    I find it , cigaretta börek in hungarian.:)

    I can do it in this week.:)

    Allaha ismarladik. :)

    (Sorry for my english..)(Szobonya)

    My Turkish Kitchen said...

    Thank you George and Szobonya...
    Iffet

    Anonymous said...

    Lovely!! Can you tell me how to make my own yoghurt - the nice thick Turkish type? Mine is always too runny. Selamlar, Helen

    My Turkish Kitchen said...

    Hi helen,
    I was thinking of giving my own yogurt recipe. Now you are asking, I must write it soon:)
    Thanks,
    iffet