|This is a time consuming job as you can imagine, most people make a kilos worth of meat and 500gr of rice flour and then make tiny tiny meatballs. All the neigbours will sit with each other and get them all done over the period of a couple of days.|
Here is the recipe.
1 kilo of fat free beef mince
500gr of rice flour
Knead all this together until it is a dough. Using oiled hands take tiny pieces of this mix and make rice bubble sized pieces. Set aside. Steam over hot water in a colander until they are cooked (they usually change colour)
1 kilo yogurt
250gr of either cooked meat or chicken, diced or shredded
1 cup of cooked chickpeas
meat stock if wanted or water
Take the yogurt and put into a saucepan add in 1 cup of water or stock and whisk together. You dont want this too thin or too thick. Should be the same consistency of a tinned tomato soup. Put the saucepan on the stove and heat slowly wisking well, dont bring it to the boil. Add in the cooked meat and chickpeas and then 4 cups of prepared köftes. Add in more water to cover and cook on a medium heat until everything has come together nicely which will take about 15 minutes. Take off the heat and make the mint sauce. Using about half a cup of olive oil and 4 tablespoons of mint put into a small saucepan and mix well, keep on the heat for a couple of minutes. Pour ontop of the Yuvarlama and serve.
A couple of things to remember - you can make the meatballs with just the rice flour - you can use chicken mince to make the meatballs - you can omit the egg if you are making the meatballs with meat or chicken - if you dont like mixing meat and dairy do a chicken version or a meat version with rice meatballs.
This looks nice, and how kind of your neighbours to share!ReplyDelete
What a lovely post. Can't wait to try all the lovely food in Gaziantep - when we ever make it there, that is! Never heard of this dish before but it looks really interesting.ReplyDelete
Turkish people have no problem in sharing food :)usually if you are given a plate of food you sent the plate back full of something different - so this can mean the plate never stops between hands.ReplyDelete
This is an annual dish Julia and most families seem to make the little rice koftes from a kilo of meat and freeze for the rest of the year what they dont eat during that week.