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Koofteh Rizeh (Persian Meatballs)

Koofteh Rizeh

Koofteh Rizeh is a Persian dish of small meatballs that is marinated with different spices, and it is served with bread. You can use it as a brunch, or a main dish.
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Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Persian
Keyword: Koofteh Ghelgheli, Koofteh Rizeh, persian meatballs
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 196kcal


  • 10 oz ground beef (or lamb)
  • 2 chopped tomatoes
  • 2 onion
  • 10 oz crunch powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sumac
  • 1 teaspoon pepper


  • Ground the meat
  • Shred one onion into the ground meat
  • Add spices to the mixture and mix them well.
  • Add crunch powder and egg.
  • Distil the onion’s juice and add a cup of water
  • Pour some oil into a pan.
  • Make small meatballs and fry them in the pan.
  • In another pan, add vegetable oil and diced onions.
  • Add chopped tomatoes and tomato paste.
  • After you fried all the meatballs, marinate them in the tomato sauce.
  • Your meatballs are ready; you can serve it with bread.


Uniqop’s Advice:

  • You can add French fries or fry some sliced carrots as a garnish.
  • You can use these meatballs with Macaroni and in stews.
  • You can omit the egg and add any spices you like.


Serving: 100g | Calories: 196kcal | Protein: 33.4g | Fat: 7g | Potassium: 304mg | Calcium: 32mg