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Baked Filled Kofte With Cauliflower


Baked Filled Kofte With Cauliflower

Today I am with you with a recipe that brings a different perspective to the classic baked filled kofte. I used a mixture prepared with cauliflower and corn flour instead of bulgur. It has become gluten-free as well as reducing the calories. In such alternative recipes, generally there is a taste loss, but it’s not the same for this recipe. It doesn’t have the same taste as the classic baked filled kofte, but it is a different delicious meal.

I don’t know if I need to say that, but when it is eaten with garlic yogurt, this delicious dish becomes even more delicious.

Now let’s talk a little bit about the preparation process. It’s important not to overcook cauliflower, half cooked is perfect. Otherwise, you would have a unshapeable mixture.

You can smash the cauliflowers with a fork as I did or you can pulse in a food processor.

If you are not following a gluten-free diet, instead of cornmeal you can use breadcrumbs.

Enjoy the recipe…

Baked Filled Kofte With Cauliflower


For Cauliflower Mixture;

  • 1 small head of cauliflower,
  • 4 tablespoons corn flour,
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste,
  • Salt,
  • Black pepper,
  • Cumin.

For Filling;

  • 250 g of ground meat,
  • 1 onion, chopped,
  • 1/2 cup ground walnuts,
  • 3-4 tablespoons of vegetable oil,
  • A handful of parsley,
  • Salt,
  • Black pepper.


  1. Steam cook the cauliflower until half cooked,
  2. In the meantime, heat the oil in a separate pan,
  3. Add the ground meat and cook until it changes colour,
  4. Add the onion and cook until soft.
  5. Add walnuts, parsley, salt and pepper and mix and remove from heat,
  6. Crush the cauliflower with a fork,
  7. Add tomato paste, corn flour, salt, pepper and cumin and knead,
  8. Place half of the mixture to the bottom of a greased 20 * 26 cm oven dish,
  9. Sprinkle with ground mortar,
  10. Place the remaining cauliflower mixture over,
  11. Bake in a 190 C degrees pre-heated oven until golden.

Bon appetit…


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