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Kufta bil batinjal( Fried Aubergine and Kofta in Tomato Sauce)

Kufta bil batinjal( Fried Aubergine and Kofta in Tomato Sauce)

Kufta bil batinjal is a flavorful Libyan dish made by wrapping traditional Arabian kuftas in aubergine slices.

The dish is served in a spicy tomato sauce made with tomatoes, garlic, chile peppers, and olive oil. It is recommended to pair kufta bil batinjal with a heap of rice on the side.

 

 

RECIPE INGREDIENTS

2 medium aubergines

Kufta Mix:

600g minced meat

1 large finely chopped onion

1 cup finely chopped parsley

1 tablespoon of each, black pepper, cinnamon, chilli powder, salt

1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg

3 headed tablespoons fine bread crumbs

1 egg

Tomato Sauce:

4-5 chopped tomatoes or 1 can of chopped tomato

2 large garlic cloves

1-2 chopped chillies pepper

4 tablespoons olive oil

salt and pepper to taste

 

 

DIRECTIONS ON HOW TO MAKE KUFTA BIL BATINJAL ( FRIED AUBERGINE AND KOFTA IN TOMATO SAUCE)

  1. Using a sharp knife, cut eggplants into thin slices lengthways.Brush with olive oil, under medium heat, fry until both side become golden.
  2. Blend onion, parsley, minced meat together and put in the food-processor. Add one egg, bread crumbs, and the spices and mix well.
  3. Divide the kufta mix into 12 equal portions, and shape into an oval shape on a wooden spoon handle. The tunnel left by the stick should remain open on both sides so that the kufta can cook on the inside as well
  4. On a low heat, brush a frying pan with olive oil, arrange kufta pieces, cover and cook.Turn the kuftas upside down, cover and cook until the other side browned, remove from heat, and set aside.
  5. In a blender, add chop tomatoes, garlic cloves and chillies. Puree until smooth.Put olive oil in a sauce pan, heat, add puree.Bring to boil, cover and cook for 10 minutes, and set aside.
  6. Roll the aubergine slices over each kufta peices.Put tomato sauce in an oven proof dish, arrange kufta peices, and bake in pre-heated oven for 20 minutes.
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Kufta bil batinjal( Fried Aubergine and Kofta in Tomato Sauce)

Serves: 1 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 100 calories 5g fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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Ingredients

  • 2 medium aubergines
  •  
  • Kufta Mix:
  •  
  • 600g minced meat
  •  
  • 1 large finely chopped onion
  •  
  • 1 cup finely chopped parsley
  •  
  • 1 tablespoon of each, black pepper, cinnamon, chilli powder, salt
  •  
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  •  
  • 3 headed tablespoons fine bread crumbs
  •  
  • 1 egg
  •  
  • Tomato Sauce:
  •  
  • 4-5 chopped tomatoes or 1 can of chopped tomato
  •  
  • 2 large garlic cloves
  •  
  • 1-2 chopped chillies pepper
  •  
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  •  
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

Using a sharp knife, cut eggplants into thin slices lengthways.Brush with olive oil, under medium heat, fry until both side become golden.

 

Blend onion, parsley, minced meat together and put in the food-processor. Add one egg, bread crumbs, and the spices and mix well.

 

Divide the kufta mix into 12 equal portions, and shape into an oval shape on a wooden spoon handle. The tunnel left by the stick should remain open on both sides so that the kufta can cook on the inside as well

 

On a low heat, brush a frying pan with olive oil, arrange kufta pieces, cover and cook.Turn the kuftas upside down, cover and cook until the other side browned, remove from heat, and set aside.

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In a blender, add chop tomatoes, garlic cloves and chillies. Puree until smooth.Put olive oil in a sauce pan, heat, add puree.Bring to boil, cover and cook for 10 minutes, and set aside.

 

Roll the aubergine slices over each kufta peices.Put tomato sauce in an oven proof dish, arrange kufta peices, and bake in pre-heated oven for 20 minutes.

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