Billy Eff from Urbania and Ayman Saifi came together around a convivial dish steeped in history: a family recipe full of flavors and a few secrets revealed. The founder of A Spice Affair and 4th generation spice expert, confides in his origins and puts on his apron to share with you his La Famille du Lait yogurt-based dish: the Jordanian Kafta Tahini.

: 35 min
Servings: 4

For the Kafta
1 kg Beef, minced
2-3 tbsp A Spice Affair's Kafta Seasoning
2 tbsp A Spice Affair's Parsley Flakes
1-2 tbsp Olive oil

For the Sauce
6 tbsp Tahini
375g Greek Yogurt
Juice of 2 Lemons
1 tsp Himalayan Pink Salt

For Serving
Pita bread
A Spice Affair's Sumac, for garnish
A Spice Affair's Parsley Flakes, for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF
  2. Mix the Kafta ingredients in a bowl with the help of your hands, ensuring the seasoning is evenly spread. Once thoroughly combined, spread the Kafta in a baking tray about 1.5 cm thick; pressing it flat with the help of your hands.
  3. Bake the Kafta for 20 min
  4. Meanwhile, mix tahini sauce ingredients together until homogenous
  5. Add the sauce over the Kafta in the baking tray. Carefully mix the tahini sauce with the grease from the beef until well combined
  6. Place the baking tray back in the oven and cook for 5-10 more minutes, or until the sauce starts to lightly create bubbles (do not overcook).
  7. Remove from oven and let cool down for a couple of minutes so the sauce thickens
  8. Garnish with A Spice Affair's Sumac and Parsley Flakes. Serve with pita bread and enjoy!


Credit: La Famille du Lait & Urbania ♡

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