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    Lamb kofta

    • Gluten Free
    • Preparation time: 15 minutes, plus chilling
    • Cooking time: 25 minutes
    • Total time: 40 minutes, plus chilling

    Serves: 6

    Ingredients

    1 onion
    small bunch flat leaf parsley, finely chopped
    small bunch mint, leaves finely chopped
    1kg lamb mince
    2 garlic cloves, grated to a purée
    1½ tsp ground cumin
    1½ tsp ground cinnamon
    1½ tsp ground allspice
    ½ nutmeg, grated
    1½ tsp salt
    1½ tsp black pepper
    olive oil, for frying

    Method

    1. Grate the onion roughly over a sieve and press the pulp to squeeze out (and discard) the liquid. Put in a large bowl with the remaining ingredients (except the oil) and mix well. Shape into patties or around flat skewers, cover and chill for at least 1 hour.

    2. Brush a frying pan or griddle with oil and cook the kofta in batches, until golden brown all over. Serve with pickled cherries, flatbreads and yogurt, if liked.

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    This recipe first appeared in Waitrose Food, May 2017 issue. Download the Waitrose Food app for the full issue.

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