Sunday, November 9, 2008

Simple Potato Kibbeh

This is a simple Lebanese/Middle Eastern appetizer.Now do not get afraid of this because it is simply made of bulghur and potato.During my search for appetizers, I came across this and it was tasty and easy snack/appetizer and so here it is.

Usually kibbeh is prepared with ground lamb or other meat,but during festive fasting occasions,it can be prepared with potatoes and you can even bake it.There are also versions where you can stuff the basic kibbeh and fry or bake them.I have simple prepared the basic kibbeh which is very much easier though it had to be spiced up a bit.

Bulghur/Cracked Wheat: 1/2 cup
Potatoes: 2 medium
Onion: 1 small
Salt: as per taste
Oil for deep frying

Spices (optional)
Cumin/Jeera powder,pepper,chilli powder,minced green chillies etc


Soak the bulghur in cold water for 30 minutes.Boil,peel and mash potatoes.Puree the onions.Drain the bulghur and squeeze /press them down in a strainer to remove the excess water.Mix the bulghur with pureed onion,finely mashed potatoes and salt and other spices.I added cumin powder,pepper,chilli powder.Knead the dough-like mix so that the spices are mixed well.Make small patties/balls and deep fry in hot oil.Serve hot with Tahini Sauce or choice of ketchup/sauce.

A Closer look...

Tahini Sauce:
Blend together tahini paste with water,lime juice,mashed garlic, salt and cumin powder.Can add more spices to this as well.

Munching on kibbeh on Recipe Marathon Day #9,lets open our windows wide so that we also get the aroma wafting from fellow athletes' kitchen:
1) DK 2) Siri 3) Srivalli 4) Ranji 5)PJ 6)Medha 7)Priya 8)Bhawna 9)Raaji 10)Ruchii 11)Anu 12)Kamala 13)Roopa 14)Divya Kudua 15)Rekha 16)Divya M 17)Lakshmi 18)Raaga 19)LakshmiVenkatesh 20) Sripriya 21)Viji 22)Kamalika 23)Pavani


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