Spiced Lamb Koftas with Cucumber and Mint Yoghurt

This tasty, quick and healthy dish is perfect for a mid-week dinner or even for a dinner party – it’s fantastic for both! It’s juicy, packed with flavour and absolutely delicious!

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Recipe (serves 2 -3)

500g minced lamb

1 red chilli, finely chopped

1 tsp ground cumin

2 tsp ground coriander

2 large fat cloves of garlic, minced

1 onion, finely chopped

1 tbsp runny honey

4 tbsp natural yoghurt

1/4 cucumber, deseeded and grated, with the water squeezed out

2 tsp mint sauce

2 lemons

6 small folded flatbreads

Salt and pepper

and a large salad of your choice to serve!

Put the lamb mince in a bowl and add the chilli, half of the chopped onion, cumin, coriander, garlic and season well with salt and pepper. Mix well (use your hands!) until all combined.

Tip the lamb mix out onto a surface and form into a cake shape. With a knife, cut into 6 equal sections. Grab a section of the mince and mould round a skewer to create a sausage shape. Remove from the skewer and set aside on a plate. When all the mince has been shaped, leave in the fridge for at least 15 minutes .

Meanwhile, make your yoghurt by mixing the grated cucumber, natural yoghurt, mint sauce, salt and pepper and the juice of 1 lemon. Mix well and set aside.

Heat up a large griddle pan and when hot, add the lamb koftas and fry on each side until really brown and crisp – you won’t need oil as the lamb is fatty enough. Cook for about 10 minutes. When cooked, turn off the heat and leave for a few minutes. Drizzle the koftas with the honey.

Heat up your flatbreads in a microwave for 60 secs.

Serve the koftas in the flatbreads with the cucumber and mint yoghurt drizzled over and stuff in some tasty salad – packed with flavour and absolutely delicious!

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