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Kofte bites with minty yogurt recipe

Kofte bites with minty yogurt recipe

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These bitesize kofte pair tender lamb, zesty coriander and mint, with a little added heat from garlic and cumin. Serve with a refreshing minty dip as part of a comforting Indian feast. See method

  • Makes 12
  • 15 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
  • 124 calories / serving
  • Gluten-free


  • 500g pack lamb mince
  • 1½ tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 tbsp mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1½ tsp olive oil

For the herb yogurt

  • 150g low-fat natural yogurt
  • 2 tbsp mint leaves, chopped
  • ½ garlic clove, crushed
  • ¼ tsp cumin seeds, toasted and crushed
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    10g 14%
  • Saturates

    4g 22%
  • Sugars

    1g 1%
  • Salt

    0.3g 5%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 1.1g Protein 7.9g Fibre 0.3g


  1. In a large bowl, mix all the kofte ingredients (except the oil). Season, then shape into 12 equal balls. Flatten slightly with the palm of your hand, then set aside on a plate.
  2. Mix the herb yogurt ingredients in a bowl, season to taste, then set aside in the fridge.
  3. Preheat a griddle pan over a high heat. Pour the oil over the kofte on the plate and roll so that they are lightly coated. Cook for 8-10 mins, turning halfway, until cooked through and browned all over. You might have to do this in batches. Serve warm with the herb yogurt for dipping.

See more Lamb recipes

Tip: To toast spices, dry-fry in a frying pan over a low heat, stirring, until just fragrant, then remove from the pan.

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