For today’s lunch, I decided to make kofta because the only thing I had in the freezer was a packet of minced beef. When I got back home from work, I quickly mixed the minced beef with cumin powder, coriander powder, ginger paste, garlic paste, a tiny bit of black pepper, salt and a bit of paprika powder. I then went outside to The Hubby’s potted plant garden and snipped off some mint. I chopped the mint and mixed them into the beef mixture. After which, I added a little bit of olive oil and shaped them into elongated patties. My weakness is inconsistency. I cannot and am not good at creating perfect shapes of the same size. That’s why I hate baking cookies during Hari Raya. I like to think of myself as a more bohemian rustic sort of person. I did grow up in the Grunge era. :p So anyway, after browning the patties in olive oil, I finished the cooking process in the oven and served the koftas with a big dollop of Greek yoghurt and bread. 

Raw minced beef with all the added seasonings and mint leaves.

 

Browning the koftas first to seal in the juices. Notice the thin one? That's the first try which I passed to the Little Girl.

 

Minced Beef Kofta

 

Eat with Pita Bread or in our case today, Gardenia's Foccacia