Dawood Basha Recipe

Dawood Basha is a very popular meatball recipe of Lebanon, which can be savored with rice. Learn how to make/prepare Dawood Basha by following this easy recipe.
Dawood Basha Recipe
Preparation Time 25 Minutes
Cooking Time 60 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Non Veg.
Serves 5
  • For Kofta Meat
  • 1 pound Beef, grounded
  • 1 Onion, sliced
  • ½ bunch Parsley
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste

    Other Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 1 large Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, crushed
  • 1 ounce (14.5) Tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/4 tsp Allspice
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Mint, dried
  • ¼ tsp Oregano
How to make Dawood Basha:
  • Prepare kofta meat by grinding beef, onion, parsley, salt and pepper in a food processor.
  • Preheat the oven at 475 degrees F.
  • Divide grinded kofta meat into 20 small balls and place them on a nonstick, rimmed baking sheet. Bake them for 30 minutes.
  • Toss the meatballs (kofta balls) every 10 minutes, so that they are cooked evenly.
  • When cooked, remove and set aside.
  • Heat oil in a large pot and put onions in it. Fry till they are light brown in color.
  • Now, put garlic in it and fry for 2 more minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and kofta and fry it for 3 more minutes.
  • Add mint, oregano, salt, allspice and water to it and bring it to boil.
  • Cover it and cook for 20 more minutes and serve hot with rice.