How to Create Delicious Meals

How to Create Delicious Meals

I grew up in a traditional Pakistani culture but was raised in America. As you can guess I was exposed to many different ethnic groups while growing up. My favorite experience was trying all the different types of food while out with my parents at their friends dinner parties. Turkish koftas was and still is one of my favorite meals. I have also had the pleasure of keeping a professional hotel cook in my Karachi home when I went back for the summer last year. He taught me many things especially Chinese dishes since he worked in a Chinese restaurant. He also new many Pakistani snacks and meal recipes. He even learned how to make cheesecake from me!

I plan to reveal his recipes in my further articles. I hope you all enjoy these koftas as much as I do.

Ingredients for Koftas:

4 slices white bread with crusts removed
2 pounds beef mince or lamb
1/2 small Spanish onion(1/4 cup)grated
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 eggs
1 tbs. paprika
1 tbs. ground cumin
1/3 cup fresh parsley
salt and pepper to taste

For garlic sauce:

1 2/3 cups plain yoghurt
4 garlic cloves, minced
salt to taste

To make the koftas soak the bread in water and then squeeze out the excess water. Combine all of the ingredients and knead well using your hands. Cover and refrigerate for about 30 min. Moisten hands and put the mince on skewers and grill the kabobs. Prepare the garlic sauce and serve with warm pita bread. It can even go well with rice cooked in chicken broth instead of water.