Main Dishes

Hearty Greek Lamb Koftas with a Vibrant Tomato Sauce

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Try this delicious authentic Lamb Kofta recipe. It\\\'s a hearty vibrant dish, full of love and will be a guaranteed dining table magnet. It makes a lovely lunch meal with pilaf or some good creamy mashed potatoes

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For the Lamb Koftas
500gms, minced lamb or goat meat
3 Garlic Pods, minced
1 tsp. Cumin orJeera Powder, freshly ground if possible
1/2 tsp. Cinnamon Powder ( try using original cinnamon – curled, rather than the cassia bark or junglee daalchini which we usually buy from retail stores)
1 tbsp. Olive Oil
1 tbsp. Parsley, finely chopped
1 medium Onion, very finally chopped
5 slices of stale bread with edges removed and soaked in 1 cup wine and then squeezed dry (for non-alcoholic option, just make bread crumbs in a food processor)
1 tsp. Salt
1 Egg
1 tsp. Black Pepper, freshly ground
1/2 cup, Maida or Plain Flour for coating
1 cup, Olive oil for shallow frying
For Tomato Sauce
400 gms. Canned Tomatoes ( I used the Cirio Pelati Peeled Italian tomatoes which is available at Nature’s Basket for INR 250. If you don’t want to spend so much, use around 1 KG of ripe tomatoes, blanch them in boiling water for 5 mins and then peel the skin off)
6-7, Basil Leaves, finely chopped
2 large Onions, one finely sliced and one grated
8 pods of garlic, minced
1 tsp. Sugar
1 Bay Leaf
1 tsp, Cumin
2 tbsp, Tomato paste ( I bought this from Italy, but if you don’t have tomato paste, use regular Tomato Puree – Dabur Hommade or Kissan)
1 tbsp, Fresh Parsely hand-plucked for garnishing (Do not use a knife for herb garnishes as it hurts the leaves and they turn black)
1 cup Dry Red Wine (I used Sula Cabernet Sauvignon. This is optional if you don’t want to use alcohol)
2 tsp. Salt
2 tsp. Black Pepper, freshly ground
Wash the meat thoroughly to remove all the blood and the water is clear. For minced meat,I normally use a steel strainer to wash Now drain all the water and pat the meat dry with a kitchen paper towel In...
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Nutritions

Calories
176

Sodium
1802mg
75% DV

Fat
6g
9% DV

Protein
6g
13% DV

Carbs
31g
10% DV

Fiber
7g
28% DV

Stewed Okra and Tomatoes is a classic Southern dish! Flavored with bacon, onion, garlic and cider vinegar, you know these vegetables are bound to be good. Serve garden fresh okra and tomatoes during the summer months, or use canned and frozen ingredients in the off-season. Paired with a side of cornbread, this is a simple and affordable dish to enjoy year-round!

3 slices thick cut bacon
1 small Vidalia onion
2 cloves garlic
2 15.5 oz cans diced tomatoes
1 T sugar
2 t fresh thyme leaves
1 dried bay leaf
1/2 t apple cider vinegar
1/2 t Worcestershire sauce
2 c fresh or frozen okra
salt and pepper ( to taste )
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  • In a large skillet or Dutch oven, cook bacon until the bacon is starting to get crispy and the fat is rendered, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the onion and garlic; saute for 5 more...
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Nutritions

Calories
1105

Sodium
1147mg
47% DV

Fat
114g
176% DV

Protein
1g
3% DV

Carbs
4g
1% DV

Fiber
2g
8% DV