Kofta / Kefte

June 23rd, 2020 Posted by Recipes 0 thoughts on “Kofta / Kefte”

Hi there!

This recipe is an all-around favourite called Kofta / Kefte.

Which name are you familiar with?


0.5 lb ground pork
0.5lb ground beef
1 large onion
1 tbsp chopped garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
2 eggs
1 cup bread crumbs – add more if needed

1 cup of plain Bulgarian yogurt or just plain yogurt (do not use Greek yogurt, because it’s drained and too thick)
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups of chopped parsley
1tbsp cumin
2 tbsp of savory


Mix the meat.

Break the eggs in a bowl and add all the herbs and spices. Add that to the meat.

In a large cup pour the yogurt and add baking soda. The yogurt will start to rise when it’s done add to the meat.

Finally, add onion and garlic and bread crumbs.

Start mixing the mixture by hand and slowly add water handful at a time, the water will make the kofta moist. If the mixture is too wet you can adjust by adding more breadcrumbs .

Prepare balls and roll them in flour.

Heat up sunflower oil and fry all of them by leaving space in between in the frying pan.

Serve with shopska salad and mash potatoes.

Enjoy and don’t forget to tag us #nonnaskitchenbermuda on Instagram so we can share your beautiful creations.