Köfteli Patlıcan Bohçası  (Kürdan Kebabı)


  • 4 Long lean eggplant
  • 1 pound of ground meat - no fat veal
  • 1 onion
  • 1 cup bread crums
  • 1 head of garlic
  • Sun flower oil to fry the eggplants 
  • Red or green pepper for decoration
  • 5 tomatoes
  • Salt, Black pepper, 1 tea spoon  paprika,  2 tea spoon cumin
  • 1 cup of Parsley
  • 1 table spoon pepper/tomato paste
  • 1 cup of water
  • toothpick

*Strip the eggplant leaving  black and a white stripes
* Slice thin strips
*Leave them in salted
water for 20 minutes while you are preparing the
other ingredients
*Heat the sun flower oil in a frying pan
*Drain and dry the eggplants
* Fry the eggplants until they are golden color. Do not over fry them.  they need to be flexible to make baskets
*After the fried eggplants cool, put
two trips in a cross form
*place the meat balls in the middle
*Wrap the eggplants in a bundle around the meatball put a sliced tomato and secure it with a toothpick add a slice of green pepper on top
*Mix finely chopped onions, garlic, bread crumbs, chopped parsley Salt, Black pepper, paprika, cumin and meat.
*  Mix them real well
* Add t table spoon of water and 1 table
spoon of olive oil.
* Roll them into small meat balls
* Put a table spoon of sunflower oil in a frying pan and brown the meat balls. they do not need to be completely cooked since you are going to bake them
*Peel the tomatoes
 * cut them in a food processor
 *add a spoonful pepper/tomato paste
 *add chopped garlic, cumin, a pinch of salt
 *add one spoon of water
*place them in a baking dish
*Add the tomato sauce
*Bake it until the tomato sauce thickens apprx 20 minutes
*Serve it  warm with white rice