21 May 2012

طجينْ الكْفْتَة وْ الْبيظْ/KBM/Moroccan Kefta Tagine/Tajine Kefta Marocain (Kefta bel bayd w maticha)!

KBM is a Moroccan Kefta tagine : "K" stands for Kefta (minced meat), "B" for bayd (eggs), and "M" for Maticha (tomato). Kefta or K'fta, pronounced as (K-F-T-U) means minced or ground meat, of either beef or lamb (sometimes a combination of the two), or chicken or turkey. Kefta is typically mixed in a marinade known as sharmoola, then kneaded thoroughly to distribute flavorings through the meat, then rolled into small meatballs.

It is absolutely delicious, it appeals to everyone, especially kids and it is fun to make if you know how to play round with different flavours and seasoning. Variations are limitless to the standard and traditional recipe. Each region in Morocco has its own version of Kefta and all tastes great. If you wish, add extra hot spices such as ground cinnamon or you may add eggs at the end, or leave them off, or use chopped fresh mint leaves as a replacement for parsley and coriander.

Remember not to to underestimate the cooking time or the spices/herbs mix, and if for some reasons, you choose to take shortcuts, this does not count as making a truly, exquisite Moroccan Kefta tagine.

Traditionally, lamb kefta is used for this recipe, but my family are not standalone ground lamb persons, so I decided to go for beef Kefta instead.


Rosita Vargas said...

Woooww...que tentación más sabrosa y completa me encanta cotiene todo lo que me gusta,abrazos hugs,hugs.

oumsarablog said...

tbarkellah 3lik,tajine kaychahhi,bessaha o raha

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Un plat magnifique! Je suis une grande fan des boulettes de viande hachées et ce tajine est tout à fait à mon goût. J'adorerais manger à ta table... ;-P

Bises et bonne semaine,


Soumiya22 said...

Je vous appelle la doyenne de la cuisine marocaine! Je serai passé manger chez vous avec beaucoup de plaisir et gourmandise. Personne ne cuisine des tajines marocains comme vous!

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

wat a fantastic feast..yummm
Tasty Appetite

Hanaâ said...

That's a beautiful dish and so nicely plated. We too prefer ground beef over ground lamb. Will have to make it again soon. I like it with green peas as well :-)

Unknown said...

Esalaam oukhti what a beautiful tadjine I love it! bises

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I hope your week has started well!



Zoe said...

Wow! I would love to cook such a beautiful tagine like this one day.

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