Lamb koftas

Lamb koftas

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(53 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins Per serving

Easy

Serves 8
With only 5 ingredients, these lean meatballs couldn't be any easier to make

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal141
  • fat9g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein13g
  • salt0.15g
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Ingredients

  • 500g lamb mince
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
    Cumin

    Cumin

    q-min

    An aromatic spice native to eastern Mediteranean countries and Upper Egypt. This warm,…

  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 fat garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp chopped mint
    Mint

    Mint

    mi-nt

    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • oil for brushing

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.

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judders
9th Jan, 2013
5.05
Absolutely lovely, much better than the frozen efforts you can buy in the supermarket.
bogbrush14
23rd Sep, 2012
3.05
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
19th Aug, 2012
5.05
Also needs large pinch of salt.
thedamneddontcry
19th Aug, 2012
5.05
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
18th Aug, 2012
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
16th Jul, 2012
5.05
Easy and extremely tasty
jonthepower
16th Jul, 2012
5.05
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
20th Mar, 2012
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
16th Jan, 2012
5.05
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
10th Oct, 2011
3.05
Forgot to rate..

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