Kufta Meat in Tray

Written by Marwan A

July 30, 2018

Kufta is a delicious Middle Eastern recipe that has various variations. This is a family of meatballs or meatloaves that is not only common to the Middle East but also, India, Caucasians, Balkan, and Central Asia. Kufta is a Hebrew word for meatballs and is similar to Lebanese kofta and Greeks Kufta. The dish consists of mincemeat- beef, chicken, lamb, pork, or mutton, mixed with spices. Vegetarian varieties are made from potatoes, calabash, paneer, or banana.

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Kufta Meat in tray

It takes as little as 30 minutes to prepare the ingredients, cook and serves the kofta. While preparing the meatballs it is important to thoroughly mix the ingredients to get the best flavor and taste. Ensure that all the meatballs are of equal sizes for proper cooking. Always preheat the grill before embarking on cooking and heat use medium-high heat. Cook for three minutes on each side, turning occasionally.
For better results, the meat is usually mixed with other ingredients such as rice, bulgur, vegetables, or eggs to form a smooth paste. They can be grilled, fried, steamed, poached, baked, or marinated, and can be served with a rich, spicy sauce. Some variations occur, such as the Kufta is made from fish and vegetables, a common form in India while in Egypt deep fried koftas are made from shrimp.
In the Indian subcontinent, the cuisine is cooked in curry or spiced gravy. Also, it can be simmered with hard-boiled eggs. In Bengal, they are made from fish, prawns, fish, green bananas, cabbage, or meat. In central Asia, they are cooked with a large amount of tail fat. The Bulgarian form of the Kufta is made from pork, beef, or veal or the mixture of the three. In the Arab world, the Kufta is usually shaped in cigar-shaped cylinders.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Syrian Recipes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 5 People
Calories: 366kcal


  • in Meattray 2 lb. Ground meat softly grinded
  • 1 medium onion Mixed spices
  • 1 tomato
  • 10 bunches of minced parsley– recommended


  • Place the ground meat in a bowl, add the minced onions, then add the mixed spices and the minced parsley
  • Mix together using hands
  • Extend the meat to fill the Pyrex rectangular bakeware
  • Cut the tomato to small pieces and place on top of the meat
  • Place the Pyrex in the oven on 320 F heat for an hour


Calories: 366kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 14g
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  1. Syed

    What is the mix spices..in detail please.

    Thank you!

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