Kufta Basya with Tomatoes Gravy

Kufta Basya with Tomatoes Gravy
20140619_101205  Kufta Basya with Tomatoes Gravy 20140619 101205

by aMuslima


-For Kufta

  • 500 g ground lamb or beef
  • 2 large onions, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 tablespoon oil (optional)

For tomato sauce

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced or crushed in a press
  • 2 tablespoons  oil
  • 2 large tomatoes, peeled and chopped, or 1 can of tomatoes
  • Salt, pepper and pinch of cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoons sugar


  1. Mix the meat with onion, salt, pepper, 1 cup chopped parsley and knead to combine.
  2. Make ovals from the mix of kufta ingredients.
  3. Put them on pan with little oil and cook them for about 15 minutes until done and the color changes.

For tomato sauce:

  1. In a large saucepan, saute garlic with a little oil until the color changes.
  2. Add the tomatoes, salt, pepper, tomato puree, and sugar; simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Then pour in the cooked meatballs (kufta) which were already arranged in a plate, and put in the oven for 10 minutes.

Serve with white rice.

Qathrun Nada Djamil

A wife and a mother of 4 children. Lives at Jeddah-Saudi Arabia.Graduated from faculty of Law-University of Indonesia, Jakarta-Indonesia. Finished diploma of Business English at Business Training Limited -England

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