The turban of Hassan Pasha, veg’ baked keftas

GOURMANDE in OSAKA

Let’s go to old Orient for a funny yummy dinner…

hassan pasha
Photo borrowed here.

This guy is Hassan Pasha, a 17th century Turkish prince. His hat inspired this recipe.

You recognize him ? Yes ? So next week, we’ll bake a lion…

It’s usually made with meat, and cheese, but my version is plant based, but I kept the base of 3 elements, a meatball (beanball), mashed potatoes and tomato sauce..

I made my keftas of cooked azuki red beans, minced onion, powdered sesame seeds, Chinese dark miso and a little potato starch as a binder. The spices are : lots of coriander seeds, paprika, a little cumin, black pepper and cinnamon.
Cooked potatoes are mashed, colored with turmeric, flavored with a little nutmeg and olive oil.
The sauce is tomato paste, water, olive oil, thyme, grated garlic and onion, salt.
Shape the keftas like nests, make a turban of…

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