Spiced beef and bulgur wheat koftes

Preparation time
1-2 hours

Cooking time
30 mins to 1 hour

Serves
Makes 16-20

By Selin Kiazim

Ingredients

For the dough

  • 250g/9oz fine bulgur wheat
  • 1 tsp fine salt
  • 800ml/28fl oz or 1pint 8fl oz boiling water
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 4–8 heaped tbsp plain flour
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

For the koftes

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 500g/1lb 2oz beef mince
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp sweet smoked paprika
  • 1 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 1 tsp caster sugar
  • 1 small bunch flatleaf parsley, finely chopped
  • vegetable oil for deep-frying
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

To serve

  • plain yoghurt, for drizzling
  • pomegranate molasses, for drizzling
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges
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