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İslim Kebabı / Kofta wrap with eggplant in tomato sauce-#Turkishfood

Another kind of Kebab in Turkish culinary. It's meatball wrapped with eggplant, roasted in gravy tomato sauce. Generally served with Pilaf or with round pide bread. Traditional Turkish dish which common serve daily in Turkish dinner table.

For meatball:
 ± 500 g for minced beef meatball (± 30% fat)
 1 large onion, finely grated
 2 slice stale white bread without skin, finely chopped
 1 ½ teaspoon ground pepper
 2 ~ 3 teaspoon ground cumin
 2 tsp red chilli powder
 1 ½ tsp baking soda
 2 tsp or to taste of fine salt

Mix all ingredients and knead until blended. Rest ± 15 minutes. Form balls slightly bigger than pingpong balls. Fry with little oil over medium heat until cooked.

Other Ingredients:
 Eggplant, peeled and slice thinly lengthwise
 medium tomatoes, cut into round slices
 green pepper, cut into several parts
 1 large tomato, finely grated
 1 tbsp tomato paste (or mixed with chilli paste)
 pinch of salt
 1 cup hot water

1. Fried eggplant with little oil. Drain and absorb remaining oil with paper towels.
2. Take two pieces of that sliced eggplant, set them crossing each other, put one meatball in the middle and then wrap, put one sliced ​​tomatoes and green ​​chilli, pinned and embed them with a toothpick .Do same procedure to other meatballs.
3. Mix grated tomatoes, tomato paste / chili paste and pinch of salt with hot water.
4. Arrange meatballs on pyrex (baking dish) and flush with tomato sauce. Roast in oven at 180 ⁰C just until tomatoes and chili wilt (about 20 minutes).

Enjoy warm with pilaf or pide bread.


  1. Whoaaaahhh,,,Enak nya,sound really delicious meal,beautiful presentation,Citra :)

  2. What an amazing meal!

  3. I've had these, a Turkish friend of mine made them once. They were to die for! Thanks for sharing this recipe, i'll definitely try to recreate this :)

  4. Oh Citra. This looks absolutely phenomenal. Wow. I love the idea of wrapping the meatball in eggplant. The amazing flavor....thanks for sharing.

  5. This is incredible! I love eggplant in any dish but I haven't thought of using it like this, YUMMY!

    Buzzed :)

  6. I didn't know this kind of kebabe, and I am glad you shared it with us, because it looks absolutely divine!


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