Islim Meatballs Recipe


  • 4-5 eggplants

For Meatballs;

  • 500 grams minced meat
  • 2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs
  • 1 onion
  • 1 handful of finely chopped parsley
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin

To fry;

  • Liquid oil

For Sauce;

  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon of chili paste
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 cups of hot water

For the above;

  • Green pepper
  • Cherry tomato

Preparation Of

For our meatballs, let’s take our mincemeat into the mixing bowl, add breadcrumbs, finely chopped onion, finely chopped parsley, egg, garlic, salt, chili pepper, black pepper and cumin and knead well.
Let’s cut walnut-sized pieces from our meatball mortar and roll them and thin them by pressing with our palms and put them in a plate. Let’s continue this process until we run out of mortar.
After our shaping process is finished, let’s stretch it and let it rest.
While our meatballs are resting, let’s peel the eggplants and then slice them into long thin strips.
Let’s take our eggplant slices into a bowl filled with salt water, let them wait for 15-20 minutes to get the bitterness out. Let’s cover a plate on it, in this way, we will prevent the eggplants from rising to the surface.
At the end of the time, let’s drain the water of our eggplants and dry them well.
Let’s take our eggplant slices into the oil that we heat in the pan and fry them lightly. Let’s turn our eggplants during the frying phase.
Let’s take our fried aubergines into the plate on which we laid paper towels and let them wait.
After our eggplant frying process is finished, let’s fry our rested meatballs in a controlled manner.
After our frying process is finished, let’s give a + shape by placing one of our eggplant slices horizontally and vertically on a wide plate.
Then, let’s place two pieces of meatballs that we fried in the middle part on top of each other, and close the remaining eggplants on the meatballs.
Finally, let’s place the green pepper and cherry tomatoes with a toothpick. Let’s continue this process until we run out of all our materials.
Let’s place our islim kebabs that we have shaped in our oven dish.
For the sauce on it, take the pepper paste, tomato paste, salt and hot water in a separate bowl and mix.
Let’s pour our ready sauce on our islim kebabs in the oven dish and bake our food for about 30 minutes in a preheated 200°C oven.
Our islim kebab, which is cooked at the end of the time, is ready to be served. Enjoy your meal!

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