Kofta with Tahini Sauce
1 pound ground beef (or lamb or turkey)
half a small onion, finely minced or grated
finely chopped parsley
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
spices – ¼ to ½ a teaspoon of : allspice, cumin, turmeric, coriander, cinnamon or nutmeg, paprika
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon cooking oil of your choice
3 small potatoes, cut in half, then cut each half crosswise into slices. If the potato is really narrow, you can cut it crosswise into circles. Par fry them for a few minutes until slightly golden. You can skip the frying step, but I find it makes the finished dish taste better.
Layer the potatoes on top of the kofta
Add half a cup of water, cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes, until it looks like this.
Prepare the tahini sauce.
6-7 tablespoons tahini paste
juice of one lemon
½ cup of water
Return to oven another 15-20 minutes until the sauce bubbles up nicely.
But my husband likes it to be a bit more golden, so I like to broil it a couple more minutes until it looks like this
We had it with rice and salad.