Binnur's Turkish Cookbook - Delicious, healthy and easy-to-make Ottoman & Turkish recipes

Monday, January 30, 2012

Onion Kebab

(Sogan Kebabi - Gaziantep)

Onion Kebab
500 g shallots, peeled
1 tbsp pomegranate paste + 1/4 cup warm water
1/4 cup water

Kofte (meatball) Ingredients:

500 g medium or regular ground beef
1/2 tsp crushed (flakes) red pepper

Mix all meatball ingredients and knead them. Make a medium-sized balls press down with your finger a little bit. Arrange the meatballs between the onions in a oven proof dish. I used 21 cm (81/2 inch) round Teflon oven proof dish.

Preheat the oven to 450 F (230 C). Place the dish on the middle rack and cook for 40-45 minutes. Take it out of the oven. Mix the pomegranate paste with 1/4 cup warm water. Pour all over the dish. Put the dish on stove. Cover, first bring to boil. Then turn the heat to down. Simmer for 10-12 minutes. Turn the heat off. Season with red pepper flakes.

Serve the Onion Kebab with Gavurdagi Salad or Turkish Style Tomato Dip and Ayran by the side:)

2 servings.



At 9:49 AM, Anonymous Alex said...

HI, Binnur!
230C for 40-45 minutes I afraid it will be to much for the meatballs.
Is the timing right?
Best Regards

At 2:31 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Hi Alex,
Traditionally, this kebab can be cooked in the bakery oven or at barbecue. In old days, the women used to prepare it in a tray and take it to the local bakery. Most women still prefer this way of cooking.

The oven's heat are much stronger than what we have in our house. I remember my grandmother sending the trays to the local bakery and the dishes were more tasty:)

So, the heat is not that high, but if you like you can cook it in less time. I love the onion well cooked and that's why I prefer longer time to cook:)
Take care,

At 10:00 PM, Anonymous Alex said...

Thank you, Binnur
I love onions well cooked too, I was just afraid, that the meatballs will be tough.
I'll give it a try.
Thank you again

At 10:03 AM, Anonymous Tom said...

Hi Binnur

This turned out perfectly, and along with your Gâvurdaği salad and tavuk şiş made for an excellent summer meal.

Thanks for all your excellent recipes.


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