DIY kofta burgers

DIY kofta burgers

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(42 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 8
With these quick, easy and cheap koftas, there's no excuse for hitting the kebab van

Nutrition and extra info

  • Uncooked burgers can be frozen

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal295
  • fat18g
  • saturates8g
  • carbs8g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre0g
  • protein26g
  • salt0.37g
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Ingredients

    For the burgers

    • 1kg lamb mince
      Lamb

      Lamb

      laam

      A lamb is a sheep that is under one year old, and is known for its delicate flavour and tender…

    • 2 onions, coarsely grated
      Onion

      Onion

      un-yun

      Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

    • 1 garlic bulb, broken into cloves and finely chopped or grated
      Garlic

      Garlic

      gar-lik

      Part of the lily, or alium, family, of which onions are also a member, garlic is one of the most…

    • 6 tbsp garam masala
      Garam masala

      Garam masala

      gar-am mah-sarl-ah

      Meaning 'warming spice mix', garam masala is the main spice blend used in North Indian…

    • bunch coriander, chopped (optional)
    • 1 tbsp chilli sauce, plus extra to serve

    To serve

    • 8 pitta breads
    • 4 tomatoes, halved and sliced
      Tomato

      Tomato

      toe-mart-oh

      A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

    • half a red cabbage, shredded
    • 1 red onion, sliced (optional)
    • small pot plain yogurt
      yogurt

      Yogurt

      yog-ert

      Yogurt is made by adding a number of types of harmless bacteria to milk, causing it to ferment.…

    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.

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    nicola3145
    28th Apr, 2011
    5.05
    Really easy and extremely tasty, went down a treat on a lovely sunny day. Would be ideal for bbq's also.
    laura9944
    17th Apr, 2011
    5.05
    Great recipe! Very quick and tasty, will be making again
    julie_auld
    12th Apr, 2011
    5.05
    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
    28th Mar, 2011
    3.05
    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
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    josie9
    23rd Feb, 2011
    5.05
    nom nom
    paulhammond1
    11th Feb, 2011
    5.05
    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
    8th Feb, 2011
    5.05
    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
    31st Jan, 2011
    5.05
    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
    24th Nov, 2010
    5.05
    good recipe, I added ginger and mint as well and didn't put in the whole bulb of garlic. Easy to make.
    101eleanor101
    5th Jun, 2010
    Made these last night for friends, really great recipe, will definately make again.

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