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Beef Kofta

I just made beef kofta using this recipe from taste.com.au.

Ingredients
* 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh continental parsley leaves
* 1/2 cup loosely packed fresh coriander leaves
* 1 brown onion, quartered
* 500g lean beef mince
* 1 tsp ground coriander
* 1 tsp ground cumin
* 1 tsp ground mild paprika
* 1/2 tsp ground allspice
* Salt & freshly ground black pepper
* 10 saffron threads
* 1 tbs hot milk
* 200ml container skim-milk natural yoghurt
* 2 tbs chopped fresh coriander, extra
* 2 tsp olive oil

Method
1. Line a large baking tray with foil. Place parsley, fresh coriander and onion in the bowl of a food processor. Process until finely chopped. Add mince, ground coriander, cumin, paprika, allspice and season with salt and pepper. Process until well combined and paste-like.

2. Preheat grill to medium-high. Use your hands to mould a heaped tablespoonful of beef mixture around a wooden skewer into a 7cm pointed-ended sausage. Place on the lined tray. Repeat with remaining beef mixture and skewers. Cover and set aside.

3. Place the saffron and hot milk in a small bowl and set aside. Combine the yoghurt, extra fresh coriander, salt and pepper in a small bowl and set aside.

4. Brush the kofta with a little of the oil and cook under preheated grill, turning carefully once and brushing with the oil, for 5-8 minutes or until browned and just cooked through.

5. Add saffron mixture to yoghurt mixture and mix well. Serve kofta with saffron yoghurt.

My variations

* I didn't use any fresh coriander, but I'm sure it would be delicious.

* I didn't make the saffron yoghurt. Instead, I made tzatziki, with some low fat greek yoghurt, diced cucumber and a little bit of garlic.

* I didn't put them on skewers, but just shaped them into sausages, sort of flattened them a little and then grilled them on each side until brown and cooked through.

* I didn't need to use any olive oil whilst cooking.

* I served them wrapped up in lebanese bread with some cos lettuce, chopped tomato, parsley and the tzatziki. Yummo!

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