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Chicken Koftas with Cucumbers and Yogurt

Recipe photo courtesy of Petrina Tinslay

Koftas are like Middle Eastern meatballs -- we've packed our version full herbs for maximum flavor and brightness.

Source: Everyday Food, June 2011
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Cook's Notes

For extra flavor, add 1/2 teaspoon cumin or red-pepper flakes to the ground chicken.

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  • Abbie_S
    28 JUN, 2013
    As a half-Arab, I'm severely disappointed with this bland recipe. This dish does not resemble anything Middle Eastern. Middle Eastern food uses spices such as cumin, coriander powder, chopped cilantro, lemon juice, chilies...etc. And yogurt sauce is more than just plain yogurt and cucumber, it includes minced garlic, a bit of lemon juice, chopped cilantro and mint. BLAH!
  • smbrahler
    13 OCT, 2011
    I LOVE this recipe! I'm making it again tonight. I don't think it was too bland, and usually I love a lot of flavor. I thought it was delightful.
  • nblack
    30 AUG, 2011
    If you want a tasty alternative recipe, try Martha's Tandoori Chicken Burgers. They are delicious!
  • chriscurtis
    30 AUG, 2011
    Quite bland. Needs some chopped garlic & herbs such as cilantro etc. Also would use chopped red onion & perhaps a bit of cayenne & lemon.
  • chriskitten8
    27 JUL, 2011
    I wasn't a huge fan of this recipe. It was really bland -- not much flavor in the chicken or yogurt sauce, even after I added garlic, white vinegar, olive oil and dill to it. It was also so messy to eat! Nearly impossible. It wasn't horrible, we just like our food with more poignant flavors.

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