Oven-Baked Breaded Kofta (Kofta Panee)

By shahdan • March 15, 2019

4 servings
30 min
Oven-Baked Breaded Kofta (Kofta Panee)

This is a new “improved” recipe for everyone’s favourite kofta panee! It is oven-baked to perfection, and most importantly, it stays nice and moist even when eaten cold.

Breaded Kofta is great for play dates (with rice & molokheyya, or with pasta). It is ideal for lunchbox sandwiches, and makes a great crowd-pleaser when served nicely with some Tahini or Hummus dip for a gathering of friends.


  • 1/2 kg minced meat (with only 10% fat) - لحم مفروم
  • 1 medium onion (grated) - بصلة
  • 1 tablespoon dried mint - نعناع مجفف/ ناشف
  • 1 tablespoon parsley (finely chopped) - بقدونس
  • 2 eggs - بيض
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs (for kofta mix and breading) - بقسماط
  • 2 slice toast - توست
  • 1 teaspoon salt - ملح
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper - فلفل أسود
  • 2 tablespoon sunflower oil (for baking) - زيت عباد الشمس

Step by step

  1. Place minced beef in a bowl and add grated onion, dried mint, parsley, eggs, 1 tablespoon breadcrumbs, salt and pepper.
  2. Wet the toast is a little water, then use your hands to squeeze water out of it and add it to the minced beef mix.
  3. Use your hands to mix the minced beef with all ingredients, until very well combined.
  4. Shape the beef mix into vertical patties, then cover with bread crumbs (no need to dip in eggs, the beef mix has enough eggs in it.)
  5. Preheat oven to 200C. Brush an oven tray with oil, then arrange the minced meat patties on the tray. Use your hands to turn them over on the other side while gently rubbing them on the oily tray so that both sides are lightly brushed with oil. Bake for 8-10 minutes, then turn them on the other side and bake again for another 10 minutes until cooked through and golden.
  6. You may freeze the kofta in a suitable container until you are ready to bake.


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