Lamb koftas with beetroot & apple raita

Lamb koftas with beetroot & apple raita

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 6
Skewer patties of spicy lamb mince and serve with a vibrant pink yogurt sauce for an easy, freezable weeknight dinner

Nutrition and extra info

  • koftas only
  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal488
  • fat19g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs48g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre1g
  • protein32g
  • salt0.3g
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  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • juice 1 lemon, plus wedges to serve



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 800g lamb mince
  • 4 tsp 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…

  • 200g natural yogurt
  • 1 apple, grated



    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 1 small beetroot, about 50g, peeled and grated



    A favourite in 1970s British salads (cooked and pickled in vinegar), beetroot is a root…

  • small bunch coriander
  • cooked rice or warmed wraps, to serve



    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…


  1. Heat the grill to high. Toss the onion with half the lemon juice, plus some seasoning, and set aside.

  2. Using your hands, mix the mince with 3 tsp of the garam masala and some seasoning. Divide the mix into 6, then roll each into a long thin sausage. Insert a skewer along the length of each kofta, then grill for 5 mins each side until cooked through. If using wooden skewers, soak them for 10 mins first.

  3. Make the raita as the lamb cooks. Mix together the yogurt, apple, beetroot, the remaining garam masala, the lemon juice and some seasoning. Serve the koftas with the onions, raita, lemon wedges, coriander leaves and cooked rice or wraps.

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Beth G's picture
Beth G
29th Nov, 2017
Really delicious! It's become one of our staple meals! The kids love it, and we've made it when we've had friends over too.
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