This Kofta recipe (or kebab recipe) is ideal if you are after outdoor barbeque recipes. These delicately spiced lamb koftas are just as good the next day and perfect as one of your cold picnic food recipes, hence the double quantity that I have allowed for here.
|This is one of those ground lamb recipes which is so versatile. Here is another idea if you a looking for summer appetizer recipes: use the same recipe but roll smaller balls. Barbeque, fry or bake the meatballs and place toothpicks in them when you serve them. You could substitute ground beef and use the recipe from Beef Burger Recipe, but retain the skewers to allow for easy eating. |
EasyPreparation time: 15 minutesCooking time: 20 minutesServes: makes about 16 koftas (enough for 2 meals feeding 4 people each)
Kofta Ingredients:2lbs / 900g lean ground lamb1 medium onion very finely chopped1 tablespoon coriander1 tablespoon cumin2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint1 teaspoon salt½ teaspoon black peppera little oil
Mint Yogurt Raita:1 cup plain yogurt2 tablespoons fresh mint leaves, finely choppedsalt and pepper to season
You will need about 16 wooden wooden skewers.
- Soak the skewers in water for about half an hour before you use them. This prevents them burning when you place them on the barbeque.
- Mix all the Kofta ingredients in a large bowl.
- Take an amount of the mixture which is equivalent to about 2 golf balls. Roll this into a sausage shape. Now insert the skewer into the "sausage" and pack the lamb mince tightly around it. Continue with the rest of the mixture.
- Rub each of the koftas with a little oil.
- Barbeque the koftas on a high heat, turning them continually so that they don't burn. Make sure that they are cooked all the way through.
- You can also fry the koftas on your hob, but make sure that you have a good extractor fan. Heat the oil in a large frying pan until it is just sizzling. Again, keep turning the koftas. In a sense, it is not worth using skewers if you are going to fry the koftas as you need a very large pan.
- You can also oven bake the koftas, turning them 3 - 4 times. You will need to allow about 10 extra minutes to the cooking time.
- Serve this Kofta recipe with Mint Raita.
- Mint Raita: mix together the yogurt and mint and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Meal planning tip - use leftovers for:Meatball Sub RecipeAlbondigas Soup RecipeMeatball Soup Recipe
You may like to try:Lamb Tagine Recipe
These recipes also use ground meat and are great on the barbeque:Beef Burger RecipeTurkey Burger Recipe
See our other Lamb Recipes.
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