Average: 5 (1 vote)
Total time
1 hour
4 quarts
Serving Size
1 kofta

1  cup walnuts

1 cup  old-fashioned oats

1 can (15 ounces)  black beans,  rinsed and drained

½  cup  chopped parsley

⅓  cup  finely chopped onion

2  tablespoons  fresh mint

1 large  egg

2  tablespoons  chia seeds

1 ½  teaspoons  ground coriander

1 ½  teaspoons  ground cumin

1 teaspoon  salt

½  teaspoon  black pepper

  1. Soak 8 wooden skewers in water for 30 minutes.

  2. Combine California walnuts, oats, black beans, parsley, onion and mint in food processor. Pulse until mixture comes together but is still chunky (similar to the texture of cooked ground beef). Be careful not to make the mixture too smooth.

  3. Transfer mixture to a bowl. Stir in egg, chia seeds, coriander, cumin, salt and pepper.

  4. Form mixture into 8-9 even balls and mold into an oval. Carefully skewer with wooden skewers, up about ¾ the length of the oval koftas.

  5. Heat grill or grill pan over medium high heat. Brush grill with olive oil. Place skewers on grill and cook for about 8 minutes per side. Brush koftas with olive oil, if desired.

Recipe and photo courtesy of California Walnuts


Calories: 390
Total Fat: 21g
Saturated Fat: 2.5g
Sodium: 780mg
Carbohydrate: 41g
Fiber: 11g
Total Sugar: 3g (Added Sugar: 0g)
Protein: 14g

Yield: 4 quarts

Serving Size: 1 kofta

How'd it Taste?

candi h
This was tasty and easy to do but too dry. I will remake with some mushrooms and a bit of olive oil served with a Greek yogurt/garlic sauce and it was very well received, but will try for less dry
Having seen the previous comment, I added an extra egg to the mixture. I also ended up making the mixture a couple of days before I cooked it just because I got busy. The result was quite tasty. When I eat it as a meal, I will try it with some plain yogurt mixed with a little harissa. I will definitely make this again.

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