Anna's Family Kitchen was inspired by my love of food and desire to feed my family healthy, home cooked wholesome meals that are beautifully presented and appealing but don’t require hours of prep in the kitchen.

Lamb Koftas

These Koftas are best made ahead and refrigerated so they firm. It’s just a case of mixing a few ingredients together using your hands and moulding them onto skewers. Then when you’re ready to cook, they only take about 12 minutes. 

Makes: 16 Koftas

Prep: 5 minutes
Cooking: 12 minutes
Total: 17 minutes (plus fridge time)

Difficulty: easy



For the Koftas:
800g lamb mince
1 onion finely chopped
3 garlic cloves crushed
2 tsp Harissa paste
2 tsp ground coriander
1 egg whisked
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp breadcrumbs or Panko
zest of a lemon

For the Herby Yogurt:-
3 tbsp Greek Yogurt
1 tbsp chopped coriander
1 tbsp chopped mint
Juice of half a lemon

Mix together all the ingredients for the Koftas in a bowl and using your hands divide into 16 balls approximately 8cm in diameter. Thread two balls onto each skewer and using your hands shape them into ovals.

Either cook on a hot griddle or barbecue for 10-12 minutes turning every 3 minutes. Just be careful not to turn until the Koftas are well sealed or the meat will stick.

Mix together the Greek Yogurt with the lemon juice and herbs.

Serve the Koftas with the herby yogurt, charred peppers and aubergines and either couscous, pittas or flat on the side.

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