Lamb Kofta Recipe

Lamb Kofta Recipe, from our academy’s recipe selection.


500g lean lamb mince
1/2 medium white onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp fresh mint or coriander, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground coriander
pinch of sea salt flakes
1 tsp ground cumin
pinch of ground black pepper
pinch of chilli powder

For the mint sauce:

150g Greek yoghurt
1 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped (or use 1 tsp mint sauce)
60g cucumber, seeded, and finely diced
juice of half a lemon
lemon wedges to serve

Makes 4 skewers

Per skewer and sauce:

320 calories
16g fat
8g carbs
36g protein

Cooking Instructions

Pre-soak 4 wooden skewers.
Line a grill tray with foil.
Place the kofta ingredients in a large bowl.
Using your hands, mix the ingredients together until thoroughly combined. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or more.
Divide the mixture into 8, then roll each piece into an oval shaped kofta.
Thread two kofta’s onto each of the four skewers.
Prepare a medium grill.
Place the kofta’s onto the grill tray and cook for 3-4 minutes each side.
Ensure the kofta’s are cooked through (the juices should run clear).
Mix together the mint sauce ingredients in a bowl.
Serve the lamb kofta’s with the sauce and a side salad and a wedge of lemon.
Refrigerate any leftover kofta’s in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze on the same day. Refrigerate any leftover sauce in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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