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Kofte With Pide Recipe


Kofte With Pide Recipe

Köfte with pide, originally pideli köfte in Turkish is a recipe of Bursa city of Turkey. It’s a recipe with meatballs that brings the plain kofte to a whole new dimension with a few small touches. Restaurant style pita is not an ingredient that can be found in every house at any time. But there is nice alternatives; pita or home made bazlama.

In those types of recipes you can wet the pitas with butter or tomato sauce. I prefer butter. If you are a tomato sauce person, you can add more water to the sauce and pour more sauce over the koftes and chopped pita.

Enjoy the recipe…

Kofte With Pide Recipe


For kofte;

  • 500 g medium fat ground beef,
  • 1 onion,
  • 1 egg,
  • 3 tablespoons breadcrumbs,
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper,
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin,
  • 1 handful of chopped parsley,
  • Salt.

For sauce;

  • 2 tablespoons of tomato paste,
  • 1 tea cup of water,
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar,
  • 3 tablespoons oil,
  • Salt.


  • 2 pita breads,
  • 2 heaping tablespoons of butter,
  • Plain yogurt for serving.


  1. Grate the onion finely,
  2. Take ground beef, grated onion, egg, breadcrumbs, pepper, cumin, parsley and salt into a deep bowl and knead until a homogeneous mixture is obtained,
  3. Roll walnut-sized pieces from the mortar and press with your hands to flatten,
  4. In a large pan, heat enough oil to cover the bottom of a large pan and fry the meatballs in both sides,
  5. While the meatballs are frying, chop the pita bread and heat in the oven,
  6. For sauce heat the oil and add the tomato paste and sauté until it smells good,
  7. Add water, salt and sugar and mix, bring to a boil and remove from heat,
  8. Heat the butter in a different saucepan,
  9. Divide the pita bread on the serving plates,
  10. Pour melted butter on top,
  11. Place the meatballs,
  12. Spread the sauce over the meatballs,
  13. Serve with yogurt.

Bon Appetit…


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