Kofta With Tomato And Potato

This is my favorite kofta dish … its simple to make and tastes real good … to make it u will need :


– 2 large potaoes, quartered then sliced thinly

– 2 large tomatoes, quartered and sliced

– juice of one lemon

– 1/2 cup water

– 1 tb veg. oil

– salt and pepper

spred kofta

First u spread the kofta in a 10- inch pan ….

make peices

Make indentations in the kofta like in the photo .. this will make serving it easier ….

mix rest

Now in a bowl … mix the potatoes and tomatoes … and then season with salt and pepper and add the lemon and 1/2 cup water … mix it all well ….

add to kofta with oil

 Pour the potato and tomato mixture on top of the kofta .. and drizzle the oil on top … cover it well with aluminum foil and bake on midium heat for 1 hour.. or until the potatoes are done as it takes the longest to cook(u can test to see if its done using a fork) … then remove the aluminuim foil and with the broiler on .. bake until the potatoes are golden …


Serve it with pitta bread .. or any type u prefare …

Enjoy 🙂 …


13 Comments Add yours

  1. shecancreate says:

    that looks delicious! I want to make everything you post.

  2. limeandlemon says:

    that sweet of u to say … i hope u try it … let me know wat u think of the taste too 😉

  3. Lycaon says:

    Thanks for the comment… this looks yummy too. I may have to try it, especially since I just learned to make pita!

  4. limeandlemon says:

    let me know how it turns out 🙂

  5. Emily S. says:

    Mmm… this looks great! I like your blog, your recipes all look delicious!

  6. limeandlemon says:

    Thank you Emily … let me know how it turns out when u try it 🙂

  7. Becky says:

    I want to make this, but my family isn’t thrilled with cooked tomatoes. Do you have other kofka recipes? Does it matter what kind of meat you use? Lamb, beef?

  8. limeandlemon says:

    Yea Becky there is other ways but i didnt get to take photos of it yet …but u can reduce the amount of tomatoes in this one or skip it …. and here are a few ideas till i post new kofta recipes …
    – u can make it into patties and grill it , then make it into burger like sandwiches …
    – u can make it into meat ball and bake it .. then in a baking sheet add the cooked meat balls along with uncooked cubed vegs (potatoes, zucchini, eggplant, pumpkin, and any other u might like ) then add a little stock and cover with aluminium foil and bake it until the vegs are cooked … then uncover and bake until golden
    These are few ideas till i will post these and more kofta recipes
    And about the meat type … u can use either … which ever u like or have..
    stay in touch 🙂

  9. corksandcurds says:

    I want to try this one of these days as it looks like something I can make on weekends and have ready for reheating the rest of the week. How do you make the indentations?

  10. limeandlemon says:

    Well simply with ur hand.. its the best utensil after all 😉 … this time i used a round pan .. so if u look at it clearly .. i made three circles .. then cut across each … its simple to make .. its just that if u dont make this then the meat will shrink and at serving time .. when u scoop u will get the potatoes and tomatoes with no meat under it .. added to that it makes scooping easier … let me know how it turns out wen u get to make it 🙂

  11. beckbeck says:

    My son and I made this and my family loved the kofta- the potatoes & tomatoes, not so much. By the time the potatoes were cooked, the meat was a little dry. Next time (probably soon!) I’m going to make them like meatballs. Do you have a suggestion for a sauce?

  12. limeandlemon says:

    Im glad u like it becky .. about the meat drying out .. maybe u didnt add enough water .. and the pan is supposed to be covered in foil until the potatoes are nearly cook(test it with a fork) … then uncover and bake till golden .. this prevents the meat from drying out … but im glad u liked the kofta … i will be posting one thats with tahini sauce in the next couple of days …
    About a sauce for meat balls .. lets see … how about browning some flour in butter (like a roux) .. then adding stock and herbs.. and let it thicken slightly .. .. maybe a sprinkle of parsely before serving with a side for some vegs ..
    Thanx beck … stay in touch .. and let me know wat u think 🙂

  13. beckbeck says:

    I love tahini sauce! I can’t wait!

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