Lamb Koftas

These tasty meat balls are great as either a main meal or as a party snack.

Serves: 4;   Cals per portion:  460

Ingredients:-  675g (1 1/2lb) lean minced lamb; 1 onion, peeled and grated; 5ml (1tsp) salt; 45ml (3 tbsp) fresh chopped mint; 30ml (2 tbsp) chopped parsley; 10ml (2 tsp) ground cumin; 10ml (2 tsp) ground coriander; 1 egg, size 1

Mint dip ingredients:  200g Greek yoghurt; 100g (4 oz) finely diced cucumber; 30ml (2tbsp) fresh chopped mint;

To serve: Warm pitta bread, salad, lemon wedges and sprigs of parsley.

  • Place the lamb, onion, salt, herbs, spices and egg in a food processor.  Whizz until well blended.  Alternatively, place the ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly using clean, wet hands.
  • Shape into about 24 small balls.  Place under a medium preheated grill for 15-20 mins until golden brown and cooked through, turning frequently.
  • Place the yoghurt in a bowl and stir in the cucumber and nearly all the mint.  Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper and garnish with the remaining mint.
  • Arrange the hot koftas on a platter with the warm pitta bread, salad and lemon wedges.  Garnish with parsley and serve with the mint dip.
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