DIY kofta burgers

DIY kofta burgers

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

With these quick, easy and cheap koftas, there's no excuse for hitting the kebab van

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Uncooked burgers can be frozen
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
295
protein
26g
carbs
8g
fat
18g
saturates
8g
fibre
0g
sugar
2g
salt
0.37g

Ingredients

For the burgers

  • 1kg lamb mince
  • 2 onions, coarsely grated
  • 1 garlic bulb, broken into cloves and finely chopped or grated
  • 6 tbsp garam masala
  • bunch coriander, chopped (optional)
  • 1 tbsp chilli sauce, plus extra to serve

To serve

  • 8 pitta breads
  • 4 tomatoes, halved and sliced
  • half a red cabbage, shredded
  • 1 red onion, sliced (optional)
  • small pot plain yogurt

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Method

  1. Tip the mince into a large bowl (use a clean washing-up bowl if you don’t have anything big enough) with all the other burger ingredients and a good pinch of salt. Roll up your sleeves, get your hands into the mix and squelch everything together through your fingers until completely mixed. Pat the mix into 16 small burgers. These may now be frozen for up to 1 month or chilled up to a day ahead.
  2. To cook, heat grill to its highest setting and lay the burgers in a single layer on a baking tray (you may need to do this in batches, depending on how big your tray is). Grill on the highest shelf for 5-6 mins on each side until browned and cooked through. Pile burgers onto a platter and serve with all the accompaniments, so everyone can construct their own sandwich.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2008

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laura9944's picture
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Great recipe! Very quick and tasty, will be making again

julie_auld's picture
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Really tasty. I didn't change the recipe at all and just used the grater attachment on the food processor so it was simple. I have frozen some but am a bit worried about a comment above saying they didn't freeze well. Oh well, They'll look worse where they are going I suppose! :)

verschoyle's picture
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These were ok, the burgers themselves were lovely but overall, not a very tasty meal - the accompaniments suggested don't add up to much.. If I were to do it again, I'd need to make up a tasty sauce to toss the cabbage in or something

josie9's picture
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nom nom

paulhammond1's picture
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Made them today but used minced beef by mistake, Still very good though...Heated the pitta's in the oven for ten minutes @ 200. Used Jamie Oliver's tip of wrapping the pitta's in grease proof paper that has been soaked under the cold tap then scrunched up and rung out. this worked very well with shop bought naan bread as well.

paulhammond1's picture
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My daughter just made a batch and tested them out on me, I thought they were really nice with a depth of flavour. muck nicer than our local kebab house offerings, will make theses myself.

hannah89's picture
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These are brilliant! I was surprise how much they tasted like doner kebab! Spread the mix flat and cut into strips to b more like kebab meat!

maclews's picture
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good recipe, I added ginger and mint as well and didn't put in the whole bulb of garlic. Easy to make.

101eleanor101's picture

Made these last night for friends, really great recipe, will definately make again.

cat117's picture
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Tasted really good cold the next day too

vicki_snelling's picture
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Made these for myself and my husband. Added a squeeze of fresh lemon which was lovely and served with a mint and cucumber yoghurt. Will definitely make again!!

kfurber's picture
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Considering the short list of ingredients, these burgers were very tasty indeed. I cut down on the amount of garlic, as it seems a little excessive, but found they were lacking a certain something! Still a very quick, tasty supper for a group.

mickhowes's picture
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made these last week, really good. I changed the yoghurt to Tzatziki, this is definitely in my GF recipe folder!

Must also try out bowley1's tip, sounds good!

bowley1's picture
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Made these tonight and I used half the amount of Lamb and then made the quantity up with cooked Quinoa (any which way to get grains in is our motto) I also spread the Kofta mix out across a baking tray and Grilled it so it was more like Donner kebab meat - the result was fantastic, Hubby, kids (8yr and 1yr) and myself all loved them. All in all a healthier version of a Donner Kebab and WAY WAY WAY more tasty. All in all a cheap and VERY tasty meal. Will Definitely be making our own Donner Kebabs in future.

welshbird's picture

These were really good, used my little processor to whizz up the onions and garlic rather than grate them, also mis-read the recipe and used sweet chilli sauce rather than chilli sauce, but worked really well.
Now have a freezer full of them ready for the BBQ

youngcolin's picture
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Lovely stuff, although the burgers were a little dry when I made them, although I'm sure this is my own fault!

Used Cayenne instead of Paprika and gave it a great kick, also a bit of sweet chilli sauce on top was awesome.

vicniceccles's picture
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Yummy Yummy Yummy - a quick easy and tasty tea. Will definitely make these again.

lajpink's picture
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delicious - a great alternative to the bog standard beefburger. Though didn't freeze well, fell apart when defrosted

bonney-blythe's picture

Did anyone find a BULB of garlic excessive?

marionlittle's picture
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I made a cucumber raita to go with the burgers which were served with new potatoes and salad

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