Lamb koftas

Lamb koftas

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins Per serving

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

With only 5 ingredients, these lean meatballs couldn't be any easier to make

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
141
protein
13g
carbs
2g
fat
9g
saturates
4g
fibre
1g
sugar
0g
salt
0.15g

Ingredients

  • 500g lamb mince
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 fat garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp chopped mint
  • oil for brushing

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Method

  1. Mix together all the ingredients until well blended. Divide into 8 balls, then roll each ball on a board with a cupped hand to turn them into ovals.
  2. Thread onto 4 metal skewers and brush with oil. To cook on a griddle: heat the pan until you can feel a good heat rising and cook for 3-4 mins each side. Don’t turn until they are well sealed or the meat will stick to the grill or pan. Season if you want, and set aside. Serve the koftas with yogurt and spiced flat breads.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2005

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carogers's picture

divine!!! yummy........ but i had to add eggs coz i cooked them on the bbq!!!

lizzibeff's picture

I didn't have any ground cumin, quite annoyingly, so substituted the cumin and coriander for a tsp of raw el hangout. Shaped in to mini burgers, seared in a griddle pan and finished in the oven. Delicious served with a warm sandwich thin, salad and mint yogurt dressing.

jojokings's picture

Just made these. I loved them!!!! So easy. I added crushed garlic, chilli powder, ginger paste and garam masala. Put them in the fridge to firm up and then grilled for colour. Popped into a hot oven to cook through. Served with cous cous . So quick

saelma4's picture

Really lovely and very easy to make,went down a storm with adults and children alike...served with Greek salad,mint yoghurt dip and spiced flat breads from this site!! 5 stars!!

wikkiwoodles's picture

YUMMY

karen jean's picture

really good recipe done on bbq and was soo tasty!! :) made a dip with it yoghurt and the flat bread is easy to do...

hanni99uk's picture
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Absolutely perfect!

gaia1977's picture
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Quick & easy recipe ,great with a summer salad if you want to avoid the bread and yougourt ! Definetly one to be cooked again!

siandora's picture
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Thoroughly enjoyable meal

arc01160's picture
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Really easy and very nice. I added salt and an extra teaspoon of cumin and coriander. I cooked them as mini burgers and served them as canapés with mint yoghurt

bat_bren's picture
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Very, very tasty. We like to grill and pile in a wholemeal pitta with salad and tzatziki

bobby_dazla's picture
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Nice easy recipe, great tasting results. We did with some flat breads, salad, tzatziki and houmous.

sarah_h_butler's picture
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These lamb koftas are delicious and so easy to make! They literally took 15 mins start to end. They needed a little more cooking time than the recipes states, but perhaps i rolled mine a little wide. We had them in wraps with some homemade mint yoghurt and they stuffed two hungry adults!

judders's picture
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Absolutely lovely, much better than the frozen efforts you can buy in the supermarket.

bogbrush14's picture
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delicious BUT it says serves 8, but should say MAKES 8 koftas which defo is not enough for 8 people!! theyre quite small so i'd say this recipe makes enough for 2-3 people at a push...

thedamneddontcry's picture
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Also needs large pinch of salt.

thedamneddontcry's picture
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Very easy and very tasty- I made without the skewers and worked well, I served with a dip made from blending natural yoghurt with fresh mint,next time will try with redcurrant jelly.

johncherrington's picture

I have spent a lot of time in Crete with Cretan friends and when I do this recipe I add feta cheese in the ball.when cooked it becomes soft but not gooey

rachelulu's picture
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Easy and extremely tasty

jonthepower's picture
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Lovely easy and quick, I dumped the skewers, and just grilled I also added some chilli for a bit of bite,
If we get some nice weather they will be on the barby

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