Lamb Kofta with Herbed Tzatziki
- 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
- 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.