Kufte Bozbash (Azeri meatball soup)

  • 26 May - 01 Jun, 2018
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Cookery


· 50g rice

· 500g minced beef

· 10g salt

· 2g pepper

· 50g dried sour plum

· 1kg beef stock

· 100g tomato paste

· 100g carrot

· 100g onion

· 50g macaroni pasta

· 100g chickpeas


Wash the rice until water runs clear. Place it in a bowl together with minced beef and season with salt and pepper. Separate the mix into four parts and prepare the meat balls, stuffing them with a single plum each. Put the stock and tomato paste into a pot and bring to a boil. In a separate pan, add carrot and onion, and sauté until soft. Add the vegetables to the tomato paste mixture and pasta, and cook for 10 minutes. Add the meat balls and chickpeas, and cook for 10 more minutes. Season to taste and serve.