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Fingers, cylinders or balls of finely minced meat (usually lamb) mixed with flavourings and spices. The meat may be threaded onto skewers and grilled or simmered in sauces. Each country has its own favourite spices and these may be cinnamon, allspice, cumin or coriander. There are lots of kofta from all over the Middle East and India and some have colourful names like the Turkish kadin budu (lady’s thighs).
Also known as — kofte