Lamb koftas

Lamb koftas

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(55 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 15 mins Per serving


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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  • 500g lamb mince
  • 1 tsp ground cumin



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

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



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

  • oil for brushing


  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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24th Feb, 2013
Nice easy recipe, great tasting results. We did with some flat breads, salad, tzatziki and houmous.
10th Feb, 2013
These lamb koftas are delicious and so easy to make! They literally took 15 mins start to end. They needed a little more cooking time than the recipes states, but perhaps i rolled mine a little wide. We had them in wraps with some homemade mint yoghurt and they stuffed two hungry adults!
9th Jan, 2013
Absolutely lovely, much better than the frozen efforts you can buy in the supermarket.
23rd Sep, 2012
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...
19th Aug, 2012
Also needs large pinch of salt.
19th Aug, 2012
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.
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
16th Jul, 2012
Easy and extremely tasty
16th Jul, 2012
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
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


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