Kofta Bel Seney

Chef Ali Fouad of Al Nafoorah in Jumeirah Emirates Towers shares his kofta bel seney recipe. Ideal for iftar during Ramadan, it is also a wholesome dinner any time of the year
Kofta Bel Seney contains minced lamb and potatoes, and is served at Ramadan
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Kofta Bel Seney contains minced lamb and potatoes, and is served at Ramadan
August 02, 2018
Level Intermediate
Preparation Time 10 minutes
Cooking Time 20-25 minutes
Serves 3-4
PHOTO BY Ajith Narendra
RECIPE BY Ali Fouad
FOOD STYLING BY Lydia Wessels

INGREDIENTS

250g spinneysFOOD Australian Organic Lamb, minced
2 onions
20g parsley, chopped
120g potatoes, thickly sliced
50g ghee
100g spinneysFOOD Tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1 tbsp Arabic seven spice mix
spinneysFOOD White Pepper, Black Pepper and Salt

METHOD

  • 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C, gas mark 4.

  • 2

    Finely chop ½ an onion and mix with the lamb, parsley and spices, using your hands to create round shapes to make the kofta balls.

  • 3

    Cut the remaining 1.5 onions into rings, then peel the potato and slice it into disks. Put the onion rings and potato disks into a deep oven tray.

  • 4

    Add ghee to the tray, coating the vegetables as you go, and then add the lamb kofta balls.

  • 5

    Add chopped tomatoes, salt and the spices and cover straight away with foil.

  • 6

    Place the tray in the oven for 20 minutes, then remove the cover and leave it in for another 2-3 minutes, allowing the meat to turn a lovely brown colour.

  • 7

    Serve the kofta with rice vermicelli.

NOTES

Top tip:

To make your own Arabic seven spice mix, combine ground paprika, cumin, coriander, cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon and cardamom to taste.

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