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Lamb Kofta with Herbed Tzatziki

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Lamb Kofta with Herbed Tzatziki

Author: Victoria Baker

Materials

  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 kg lamb mince you can find lamb mince at any Woolworths or ask your butcher very nicely to mince a leg of lamb for you
  • 2 tbsn each freshly chopped mint and parsley
  • 1 tsbn freshly chopped oregano you can also use 2tsp dried
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp each nutmeg cinnamon, and cloves
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 egg
  • Pita bread toasted, to serve
  • Chunky Tzatziki to serve

Instructions

  • 1. Pre-heat the oven to 200°c.
  • 2. Fry the onion and garlic in a bit of olive oil until soft and translucent (about 5-7 minutes).
  • 3. Combine the lamb mince with all the herbs and spices in a large bowl and add the cooked onion and garlic. Add the egg and mix well. At this point you can cover the bowl and refrigerate or form the Koftas immediately.
  • 4. Form the lamb mixture into koftas (oval shaped meatballs) and place on a sheet of wax paper.
  • 5. Heat a few tablespoons of oil in a large frying pan and brown the koftas for 2 minutes per side. I like to serve my Koftas on kebab sticks so at this point I skewer them onto bamboo skewers and then place them on the baking tray. Place on a baking tray and place in the oven for 10-15 minutes until they are cooked.
  • 6. Serve the koftas with toasted pita breads and the chunky tzatziki.

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