Harissa turkey kofta & carrot pittas

Harissa turkey kofta & carrot pittas

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 8 mins


Serves 4
Flavour lean turkey mince with spicy North African flavours and pack into wholemeal pittas with garlicky yogurt dressing

Nutrition and extra info

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Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal464
  • fat12g
  • saturates5g
  • carbs42g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre9g
  • protein48g
  • salt0.9g
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  • 500g pack turkey mince
  • 1 heaped tbsp harissa



    This hot, aromatic paste made from chilli and assorted other spices and herbs is spicy and…

  • handful coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 red onion, ½ grated, ½ thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 2 tsp cumin seed
  • 3 carrots, cut into thin matchsticks



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 4 tbsp Greek-style yogurt



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

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 4 wholemeal pitta breads, lightly toasted and cut in half


  1. Heat the grill. In a large bowl, mix the mince, harissa, coriander, grated onion and some seasoning. Shape into 4 large or 8 small koftas. Lay on a baking sheet and grill for 6-8 mins until cooked through, turning occasionally.

  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a pan, add the cumin seeds and toast for a min or so until aromatic. Tip in the carrots, season and sauté for 5 mins until just tender.

  3. Mix the yogurt and garlic. Stuff the pitta halves with the koftas, carrots, onion slices and garlicky yogurt to serve.

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17th Jul, 2017
How do I sauté the carrots? Have other people done sauté carrots with this dish?
3rd Mar, 2016
A really tasty and easy meal - perfect for a midweek supper. I served it with sweet potato chips and didn't have pittas so used plain tortilla wraps and it worked just as well.
12th Dec, 2015
So easy and so delicious!
10th Nov, 2014
Sensational! Used spring onions as didn't have a red one. Lovely with some rocket too...
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