Lamb kofta stew with cauliflower & chickpeas
- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 2
This Lebanese dish of lamb mince meatballs, chickpeas and cauliflower is perfect as part of a meze spread for two
For the sauce
For the kofta balls
- STEP 1
First, make the sauce. Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat and fry the onion for around 10 mins until starting to soften and caramelise. Stir in the garlic and cook for about 1 min, then add the tomatoes and tomato purée and stir again. Season well and pour in 400ml of the stock. Cover and bring to the boil, then simmer over a very low heat while you make the kofta balls.
- STEP 2
Add all the ingredients for the kofta balls to a large mixing bowl, and mix with your hands until all the ingredients are combined. Spoon out golf ball-sized pieces of the mixture, and roll into balls using your hands.
- STEP 3
Give the sauce a good stir. Drop the kofta balls on top, then add the cauliflower florets and the rest of the chickpeas, pushing them just under the liquid. Simmer for 25-30 mins or until the kofta balls are tender, adding the remaining 100ml of stock, if necessary. Scatter over the coriander and serve.