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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electrophile888's picture
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I wish people wouldn't give five stars away so easily. I've tried quite a bit of kofta in my time but I didn't really finf this to be a five star recipe. It was ok but I've tasted kofta with far punchier flavour. You need to double all the spices that you add in my opinion.

richkw's picture
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Nearly forgot to rate the recipe! A resounding 5-star will do nicely.

richkw's picture
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Excellent BBQ dish. I formed them into burger shapes which made for easier cooking. Add a nice hot chilli or 2 to give them a real kick.

julieharris6471's picture
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Lovely. I put them on skewers with some peppers for bbq with a nice red onion salad and tzatziki

I have some mixed up and portioned in the freezer so i can have them at short notice -as don't always have fresh mint in the kitchen. Hope if won't effect the freshness of the flavours.

west1871's picture
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oh ..and I used wooden skewers soaked for 20 mins in water before use.

west1871's picture
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I uses 2 tbs chopped mint and added 1 red chopped chilli without seeds to give them depth and a little kick. I also added a little bit of beaten egg to bind everything together then made 8 long koftas and put onto the BBQ. They tasted much better than shop bought and great with homemade tzatziki.

pshopper's picture

Really lovely and i also added a tsp of cinnamon powder, which gave it a Lebanese taste to it. I will be adding these to my BBQ list for the summer.

savvak's picture
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this is a really easy recipe that tastes great, I put lemon juice with them and halved the amount of garlic, my friends loved them too much better than the processed versions in the supermarkets!!! I served them as nibbles on a platter with pitta bread and houmas.

jayzee's picture
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Gorgeous and dead simple to make! I used dried mint instead of fresh as i had none but still tasted great and really fragrant! Will definately make again! Made the flat breads too, they do lovely with that and some salad!

MaxxyysMum's picture
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These were tasty and moist, but a portions were a bit small for my family of hungry teenagers - they could easily have eaten 3 or 4 each.

rachelhighsted's picture
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These were so easy to make. Done in minutes. I grilled them for about 5 mins each side and served them with pitta bread and a yogurt, cucumber and mint sauce and salad. yummy! Would definitely do again. The time-spent-in-kitchen:taste ratio is fantastic.

jimnkatie's picture
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went down very well as part of a moroccan themed tapas spread

yurrnae's picture

We love my version(s) of Koftas, which is sort of similar, but obviously there are differences too.

The mince: lamb is best but not necessary.
Lemon juice is a major plus.
An egg (yolk or whole of egg) plus bread crumbs - can pad the whole thing out for more portions.
Either shape into ovals for skewers, or shape into balls and flatten slightly to fry. Or even small meatballs. Whatever works for you.
But the lemon juice makes the most huge difference.

arsenal444's picture

i have made these about an hour ago and they turned out GREAT!!!!!! at i love them and so does my family!!! i would give this 10/10 it is great!!

juliebahrain's picture
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Easy and tasty.

suzannahmg's picture

these were great. nice and quick with a great taste.i had no fresh mint so i used dryed, i cooked them under the grill and served on flat bread that my friend had made.delish!

janeabella's picture

I have been making these since they first appeared in the magazine. I don't use the skewers, just shape and place on the BBQ, they taste great.

suescafe's picture
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Made this recipe for me and my hubby, we both loved the meal and will make for friends next time we entertain. I thought the kebabs were a little dry maybe I grilled them to long this time, have taken note for next time.

phildelahaye's picture
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delicious and very easy, I just squash them a bit and cook them as burgers which is even easier!

phildelahaye's picture
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delicious and very easy, I just squash them a bit and cook them as burgers which is even easier!

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