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Istanbul kofte - meatballs

One of my favourite. I have made some modifications 😉
Course Main Course
Cuisine Bulgarian, Turkish
Keyword Istanbul kofte, meatballs
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Cost £4


  • Deep Bowl
  • Deep plate/tray
  • Deep pan or Pot
  • Gas cooker


  • 250 gr Beef mince or Beef and Lamb mince
  • 2 Sticks spring onion
  • 1 Clove of old garlic
  • 4 Midsize Chesnut mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp bread crumbs
  • 10 gr Fresh Parsley
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 2 pn Black pepper
  • 4 tbsp Gram flour
  • 2 Eggs (M)
  • 250 gr Sunflower oil


  • Chop mushrooms, onion, garlic and parsley.
  • Whisk mince, chopped veggies, herbs, eggs and bread crumbs together in the deep bowl. Кnead like dough. Leave to rest for 10 mins.
  • Put the gram flour in big deep plate/tray.
  • Form the small meatballs( around 2-2.5 cm diameter) with hands and put in the flour. After you made 10 meatballs shake the plate/tray to allow flour to cover completely meatballs.
  • Put the oil in the deep pan and heat.
  • Put the first portion of meat balls in the pan. Fry shaking with a time interval of 2-3 mins. till gold colour appear.
  • Remove the meatballs from oil and place in a plate covered with a kitchen paper.
  • Repeat previous steps as much as needed.


Can serve on the mashed potatoes canape or with fresh salad. You can enjoy with white wine or beer.