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
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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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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

thelittlespoonbakery's picture

I made these last night and they were really nice. I made a few changes i added more cumin, fresh corriander, some red chilli powder, egg to bind it and lemon juice. I also made them into little burgers and grilled them on the george foreman and had them with pita's salad and hummus. Nice and easy

lwilliams82's picture
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I whizzed the ingredients (minus mince) in a food processor and added a chopped red chilli and some onion. Then combined this with the mince. It was delicious! Served it with a mint yoghurt sauce, slice of lemon for squeezing and a feta cheese salad - yum!

kmilne702's picture
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Forgot to rate..

kmilne702's picture
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Nice but needed much more spice than stated and quite a bit of salt.

sokelengl's picture
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This is a delicious recipe. I just make it for tonight dinner. Instead of using the recipe to make kebab, I turned it into meat ball. It really compliments well the brinjal pasta. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

Tina
www.bakingfrenzy.com

sholmesmrs's picture
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Also added lemon juice

julieguest's picture
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will make again and again lov um :)

julieguest's picture
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will make again and again lov um :)

fleeeur's picture

I tried these and also added pine nuts to the mixture. My only problem was that they could not stick to the skewers! At the end I added an egg but to no avail so I just presented them as patties with cucumber and mint yogurt dip. Big success!

clareevans's picture
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We loved these and will definitely make again. I think they could do with a bit more kick so if I make them again I will add a chilli as someone else suggested. However for a bbq I will stick to the recipe above and shape them into burgers - yum :-))

louiseabrantes's picture
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Delicious - I flattened them into burgers and fried them.

katiekat's picture
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Very nice!!! We crumbled in some feta cheese and replaced the coriander with rosemary! Will def be making again!

amelia123amelia's picture

Maybe put a few more herbs in?

psamiad1's picture
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My first attempt at making lamb koftas and I was pleasantly surprised. I seasoned the lamb mince to begin with and drizzled with lemon juice when they were cooked and served in pitta bread with lettuce and tzatziki. I felt they were a bit dry and that maybe they needed some olive oil added to the mixture as well as coating once they are formed...

clairelb74's picture
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Made these for a barbecue, really easy to make and everyone enjoyed them. Will be making these again!!

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