Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Dawood Baasha -Meatballs & Pine nuts in tomato sauce (thanks Fedai!)

  • 1lb. basic kofta mixture (ground beef, parsley,mixed spices,onions,salt,pepper)
  • 1 cup pine nuts ( i use a handful)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil2 large onions, chopped
  • 4 medium tomatoes (peeled) ...I use crushed less expensive and taste great!
  • 2 tabl. tomoato paste blended w/1 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp. mixed spices
  • salt & pepper
  • juice of half a lemon
  1. mould kafta into small balls size of half an egg
  2. in a saucepan lighty brown pine nuts in oil, remove set aside
  3. fry onions in same pan until golden brown, remove and set aside.
  4. brown meatballs set aside.
  5. place peeled tomatoes and paste blended w/water in pan and bring to boil.
  6. add spices, salt, pepper, lemon juice, onions and meatballs.
  7. simmer 20 minutes.
  8. add more water is needed. add pine nuts before serving.
  9. serve w/rice pilaf




Fedai Fouz said...

Basboosa recipe:

*Preheat oven 350.

*Make qater (syrup):
Dissolve 2 cups sugar in 1 1/2 cup of water. Bring to boil, add 1 tabl. lemon juice. Simmer on low for 10-15 min. Add 2 tsp. orange blossom water. remove from heat. Set aside to cool.

*2 cups smead kheshen
*1 cup sugar
*2 Tabl. unsalted butter melted
*1/2 cup coconut
*1 1/2 cup sour cream or yogurt (can add 1 cup yogurt and 1/2 cup sour cream..if want..thats what I do.)
*1/2 tsp. baking soda
*pinch of salt
mix well with wooden spoon. grease pan with 2 tabl. of taheena (sesame paste). Or you may grease with oil.
Pour mixture in pan and spread evenly.
Sprinkle w/ almonds
Cut into serving pieces before putting in oven.
Middle rack 30-40 min. Broil to get that golden color. remove and pour cold syrup all over it.

*Syrup needs to be cold and basboosa needs to be hot!

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