Spicy Beef Koftas With Chickpea Puree

READY IN: 55mins




  • mix the ground beef with the onion, cumin, coriander, paprika, cayenne, salt, parsley and cilantro.
  • knead the mixture well, then pound it till smooth in a blender or food processor.
  • place in a dish, cover and leave to stand in a cool place for 1 hour.
  • make the chickpea puree:
  • preheat the oven to 400. In a blender or food processor, process the chickpeas with the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, cumin seeds, tahini and yogurt till well mixed.
  • season with salt and pepper, tip the puree into an ovenproof dish, cover with foil and heat through in the oven for 20 minutes.
  • divide the meat mixture into six portions and mold each on to a metal skewer so that the meat resembles a fat sausage.
  • preheat the grill or broiler on the hottest setting and cook the kebabs for 4-5 minutes on each side. (Don't overcook so it doesn't dry out.).
  • melt the butter and pour it over the hot chickpea puree. (if puree is too thick, thin with a bit more yogurt and or butter) serve the kebabs with the hot chickpea puree.
  • serve with salad and bread.