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A dish of the Middle East and South Asia consisting of ground meat that is mixed with onions and spices, shaped into balls or cylinders, and cooked.

[Turkish köfte, Arabic kufta, and Hindi and Urdu koftā, all from Persian kōfta (modern Iranian Persian kūfte), from past participle of kōftan, to pound, bray.]
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com @FlintshireChron A FLINTSHIRE kofte king will be pita'd against three others from North Wales in the British Kebab Awards 2018 finals.
FOUR North Wales kofte kings will be pita'd against each other in the British Kebab Awards 2018 finals.
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The dinner entrees still retain favorites such as shish kabob, moussaka, stuffed eggplant, miniature beef patties called kofte and lamb chops or kuzu pirzola, but also other Mediterranean favorites such as spaghetti, seafood pasta, fettuccine with lamb ragu, sea bass and grilled salmon.
Organisers promise every kind of kebab you can imagine, from shish, doner and shawarma to souvlaki, kofte and Indian.
The Khash Khashi Kofte -- mutton dumplings, enriched in poppy seeds gravy and the Murgh Kundan Kaliyan -- slow braised chicken with saffron, nuts and spices are also without a doubt, flawless.
Thongchai Jaidee from Thailand faced Englishman Andrew Beef Johnston as the pair prepared iconic Turkish dishes Shepherds Lamb Saute and Beef Kofte, flanked by two Turkish Airlines stewardesses.
Eating at Harissa Mediterranean Kitchen might be good for your karma, but, as The Secret Diner discovered, dishes such as lamb kofte kebab, below, are delicious too.
al fresco SPICED LAMB AND QUINOA KOFTE WRAP (serves 8) INGREDIENTS: 100g quinoa 500g New Zealand Lamb mince 30ml (2 Tbsp) soy sauce A handful of parsley, shredded A handful of coriander, shredded A handful of dill, roughly chopped 1 tsp toasted cumin seeds 1/2 tsp ground cloves 2 tsp kirmizi biber (Turkish chilli flakes) - plus some for the wraps 4 wraps 200g hummus 2 handfuls lamb's lettuce 1 red onion, peeled and thinly sliced, rinsed under cold water for 1 minute 60g chutney METHOD: 1.
SPICED LAMB AND QUINOA KOFTE WRAP (Serves 8) INGREDIENTS: 100g quinoa; 500g New Zealand lamb mince; 30ml (2 tbsp) soy sauce; a handful of shredded parsley; a handful of shredded coriander; a handful of roughly chopped dill; 1 tsp toasted cumin seeds; 1/2 tsp ground cloves; 2 tsp kirmizi biber (Turkish chilli flakes) - plus some for the wraps; 4 wraps; 200g hummus; 2 handfuls lambs lettuce; 1 red onion (peeled, thinly sliced and rinsed under cold water for 1 minute); 60g chutney METHOD: 1.
Tourists flock to the waterfront at sunset to dine on mezze, kofte and fresh fish.