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Lamb Kofta


This lamb kofta recipe is so full of aromatic spices and flavors of the Middle East. These would go down a treat at your next BBQ. Try this lamb kofta recipe tonight.


500g lamb
1 onion finely chopped
2 cloves garlic crushed
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds
1 tsp turmeric
1 pinch cinnamon
1 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tbsp coriander leaves and stems
black pepper
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp mint
1 lemon cut into wedges


Mix the lamb in a large bowl with the onion, garlic, spices and coriander and season well with salt and pepper.

Using wet hands shape the rest of the mixture into 12 cigar shapes. These can be left in the fridge for up to 24 hours or frozen until ready to cook.

Add the olive oil to a large frying pan on a medium heat.

Fry the koftas for 10–15 minutes or until they are brown on both sides and cooked through.

Arrange three koftas on each plate. Scatter with the mint and serve with the lemon wedges and your choice of accompaniments.

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