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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    45 mins

    15 mins

    30 mins

    Sassy Syrah's Note:

    I have been making these for a while now. They are very simple to pull together and I can imagine if you made them smaller they would be nice appetizers on toothpicks. Serve with a yoghurty, garlicy, herby dipping sauce like #93230

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    Serves: 4



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 180C.
    2. 2
      Saute the shallot over a low heat in the olive oil.
    3. 3
      Add the pine nuts and cook until they get a little colour.
    4. 4
      Add parsley and remove from heat.
    5. 5
      Combine the mince with the paprika and cumin.
    6. 6
      Season with salt and pepper.
    7. 7
      You will need your hands to do this.
    8. 8
      Take a small tbs of mince.
    9. 9
      Flatten it in your hands.
    10. 10
      Place a tsp of the pine nuts in the centre of the mince and curl your hands around it into form a ball.
    11. 11
      Make sure the nuts are covered.
    12. 12
      Bake in an baking dish, on top of a rack for 30 minutes.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 10, 2010


      Sooooo disappointed! I was really looking forward to these koftas and enjoyed preparing them and adding my own couple of twists (more cumin, a quarter tsp of cinnamon, 2 sauted shallots)......... And they came out tasting?...... Bland, bland, bland. Even pitta breads roasted tomatoes and a large dollop of tzaitzi couldn't help....... Maybe I'll add some chilli flakes and take these down a more Moroccan route?

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    • on August 09, 2006


      absolutely lovely recipe. have tried this a few times & second time i toasted pine nuts first then mixed into mince mixture (not only in middle). wonderful flavours, definately a repeat performance!

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    • on May 18, 2004


      These were so flavorful and the instructions are very clear & accurate. I like that all the fat from the meat drips down into the pan under the rack. I used ground beef sirloin for my mince. I highly recommend serving the with the suggested yogurt dip, as these do call out for a sauce.

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    Nutritional Facts for Koftas

    Serving Size: 1 (142 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 420.3
    Calories from Fat 322
    Total Fat 35.8 g
    Saturated Fat 13.4 g
    Cholesterol 91.2 mg
    Sodium 77.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 2.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    Sugars 0.3 g
    Protein 21.7 g

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