“I am the original meatball”, said the Kofta.
From the original Persian cylindrical cigar sized shape to the Italian sphere known as the meatball, in all your forms Kofta, you are timeless.
Kofta is thought to originate from the Persian Koofteh, which means pounded meat. As it travelled the world, it met Lebanon in its early voyages. Then, Kofta lived through generations of ingredients and Lebanese taste buds. What our Persian friends first created with saffron, lamb and egg yolk, has become a bouquet of flavours from town to town.
I will soon fill you in on a story, written over this delicious meal. For now, Here is my take on Kofta through a simple recipe.