Spicy Lamb Koftas with Yoghurt and Mint
We so love these Spicy Lamb Koftas in this house!
Deliciously spiced lamb mince rammed with warming Middle Eastern spices
So what is a Lamb Kofta exactly?
Well according to Wikipedia
Kofta is a family of meatball or meatloaf dishes found in South Asian, Middle Eastern, Balkan, and Central Asian cuisine.
In the simplest form, koftas consist of balls of minced or ground meat—usually beef, chicken, lamb, or pork—mixed with spices and/or onions.
Easy to make Lamb Koftas
They are so easy to make and perfect served with a yoghurt and mint dressing.
We eat them very often, both in winter and in summer. We just mix it up a bit…
They are even great chucked on the BBQ from time to time.
In fact they really are so perfect for a BBQ and they make a refreshing change to the sausages and burgers!
I really do love lamb it’s one of my favourite meats.
How to make spicy Lamb Kofta’s
Simply follow the recipe card method below – so so easy
You simply make the mix as the below recipe. You then split the mix into 4 and form each portion around a skewer.
Firstly make into a sausage shape then as above photo quash it around your skewers in a wavey (is that a word?) way!
These koftas really are something different and makes a great change, midweek!
You can make them in advance – cover on a plate and leave in the fridge until you are ready to BBQ them or grill them
Middle Eastern Kofta’s
Middle Eastern cuisine is full of big spicy flavour and these Lamb Kofta’s are no exception
Here made with lots of lovely spices and herbs, including cumin, coriander, mink, chilli for that kick.
How to serve your Spicy Lamb Koftas
I like to serve my koftas with a lovely big salad and new potatoes in the summer. Either cooked under the grill or on the BBQ
Great for a mid week supper, a family BBQ or when entertaining the masses – lamb Kofta on the BBQ make a great change for the normal burgers
Also hot tip – squeeze lemon juice over your koftas before you serve! So so great
But they are also lovely in a warm pitta bread, packed with salad, shredded carrot and with the dressing ooooozing out – yum!
So very very tasty!
Also you can add a little hummus – oh my
So there we have it the perfect Lamb Kofta Recipe!
Have a go and let me know what you think to these Koftas
Please do so by dropping me a comment under the recipe. I do so love to have your comments
If you like this recipe I also think you’ll love my easy Crispy Chilli Beef also lovely and spicy and the perfect fakeaway
Thanks Clare x
Other tasty morsels for grilling!
How about a perfect homemade burgers for the BBQ – mine are healthy and delicious have a gander
And one one more meat dish for the BBQ
My Chicken Satay Skewers recipe is perfect for the BBQ or under the grill or oven
Lamb Koftas - Spicy & Easy
- 400 g Minced lamb
- 1/2 teaspoon chopped red Chilli Very Lazy or 1/2 fresh red chilli, chopped finely)
- 1 tablespoon chopped Fresh Thyme
- 1 tablespoon chopped Fresh Mint
- Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper
- clove Garlic crushed or a squirt chilled Garlic
- 2 teaspoons Ground Cumin
- 2 teaspoons Ground Coriander
- lemon zest and you will need the juice below
- 50 g Fat free natural Yoghurt
- Handful fresh Mint - Chopped
- 1/2 lemon squeezed
- Bag of Salad leaves whatever you like
- 1/2 Red onion very thinly sliced
- Salt & Black pepper
- 1/2 Cucumber - chopped into small batons
- Drizzle of olive oil and squeeze lemon Juice
- In a large Bowl add Minced Lamb followed by all the ingredients under Kofta's.
- Mix really well with a spoon or just use your (washed) hands.
- Split the mix into 4 and form each portion around a skewer, squeeze into a sausage shape then as above photo
- Chill for as long as you like
- Grill under a very high heat for 12-15 mins, or BBQ over hot coals, turning a few times
- While the Kofta's are cooking make the dressing, simply mix the Yoghurt with the chopped mint and juice 1/2 squeezed lemon
- Stir and season
- Salad - Dress the salad leaves, cucumber batons and onions with a drizzle of olive oil and lemon juice, toss and season.
- When the kofta’s are cooked slide off the skewers with a fork (careful hot!)
- Serve with the salad and dressing, yum with new potatoes as well !