Turkish Kofte

500 gm lamb-minced
4 pieces bread
1/4 cup milk
3 tbsp chopped onion
2 tsp fresh parsley-chopped
1/2 tsp chopped garlic
2 tbsp olive oil
1 eggplant
1 green zucchini
2 tbsp diced tomatoes
1 tsp tomato paste
1 tsp basil paste
1/2 cup water

Put bread, milk, pepper, salt, black pepper, onion, parsley, garlic and lamb in a bowl

Mix well. Divide into equal barrel shaped portions. Apply little basil paste on them.

Now shallow fry them in a pan. 

Add diced tomato, onion, parsley, tomato paste and water to make a gravy. Keep aside

Peel the eggplant and zucchini. Cut into long strips. 

Sprinkle them with a little salt and sear in a pan till it turns colour.

To serve, wrap the kofte in the eggplant and zucchini. 

Garnish with remaining gravy, parsley and olive oil.

Courtesy: Chef Niru Gupta