Lamb kofta

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

Serves: 6


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


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.