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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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

goughiefan08's picture
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This was really tasty and simple to make. The flavours in the lamb burger weren't too spicy either. Have made these several times, they are especially good as you can freeze left overs and save time when your in a hurry!

anne_sim's picture
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I made these for a load of people in a kitchen with only a hob and a George Foreman grill and they worked brilliantly! I added mint into the burgers as well as coriander and used chilli powder instead of chilli sauce. They were absolutely delicious and so easy to do. Highly recommended.

yurrnae's picture

If, like me, you're not too keen on spicy - the recipe for koftas that I originally worked from had a load less spice, but used lemon juice. It also had bread crumbs, I think - but I haven't used them for years.
However, the lemon juice (lime juice works well too) adds an extra dimension. Maybe that's the kick that spice-eaters get! I don't know.
I usually serve with salads and mayo.

flonightingale's picture
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We loved these :) Made the mix before work left to marinade during the day came home to really quick and easy supper.

heatherht's picture

I agree these are very tasty...........well worth the effort. Made minted yogurt to go with then yum, yum!

catz1ct's picture
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Very yummy, will definitely make these again.

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