The bold colors of this dish match the bold flavors! I love the black against the ruby red with the white! If you can’t find black quinoa you can use black rice, or regular quinoa – it will taste almost the same just not be as bold in color!
Koftas are meatballs with spices and onions that are most popular in Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines. It is important to buy a fattier meat (whether it is lamb or beef) so they don’t get dried out in the oven. They will create a lot of liquid which is delicious and can be serve on top of rice, or dipped into with bread. I like to serve these with grilled bread and tachina but you can eat them on their own, with pasta, last minute into a tomato based soup, or with tomato sauce.
Tachina is so delicious and so good for you! It is rich in minerals and one of the best sources of calcium. Double or triple the recipe and have for the week! (Just keep in fridge and then bring to room temperature)
If you are a cilantro hater, make this anyways and just leave out the cilantro! If you are a cilantro lover, you don’t even need to remove the cilantro from its stems, just roughly chop it at the top part and embrace the stems!
Ok, before you ignore this recipe listen up! Even if you don’t like coconut or curry or anything in this recipe, make it once and you will shock yourself in how incredibly delicious it is. I have made this dish for the pickiest of clients who say they don’t like any of these ingredients but when it is put together it will shock your palate with flavors you didn’t know existed and you didn’t know you have been missing all these years!