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Lamb kofte with houmous  recipe

Lamb kofte with houmous recipe

9 ratings

In this vibrant dish, mango chutney adds a fruity sweetness to grilled lamb kofte. Flatbread served with creamy houmous and crunchy roasted chickpeas complete this budget-friendly, midweek meal. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 25 mins to prepare and 25 mins to cook
  • 413 calories / serving
  • Dairy-free


  • 400g tin chickpeas, drained (liquid reserved)
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp ras el hanout seasoning, plus a pinch for dusting
  • 1½ tbsp tahini
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 400g 20% fat lamb mince
  • 3 tbsp mango chutney
  • ½ cucumber, diced
  • ½ pomegranate, seeds only (or ½ x 80g pot pomegranate seeds)
  • 10g fresh mint, leaves shredded
  • olive oil, for drizzling (optional)
  • 4 white folded flatbreads (optional), to serve
If you don't have chickpeas, you can use any tinned bean in water

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    27g 38%
  • Saturates

    10g 52%
  • Sugars

    7g 8%
  • Salt

    1.3g 22%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 19.4g Protein 23.9g Fibre 1.9g


  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan 180°C. Toss half the chickpeas with 1 tsp oil, and half the ras el hanout. Tip onto a lined baking tray and bake for 25 mins until crisp.
  2. Meanwhile, blitz the remaining chickpeas in a food processor with the tahini, 1 crushed garlic clove and half the lemon zest and juice. Add enough of the reserved chickpea water (about 3 tbsp) to make a smooth paste. Season to taste, adding more lemon juice, if you like.
  3. Preheat the grill to medium. In a large bowl, mix the lamb mince with the remaining garlic, lemon zest and ras el hanout, and the mango chutney; season. Divide into 8 and shape into 10cm-long sausages around 8 small skewers (soaked if wooden). Brush all over with 1 tsp oil, then place on a baking tray and grill, turning regularly, for 9-10 mins or until cooked through.
  4. Mix the cucumber, pomegranate and mint with a squeeze of lemon juice; season. Put the houmous on a plate or serving platter, add a pinch of ras el hanout and drizzle with a little olive oil, if you like. Top with the kofte and the crispy chickpeas. Serve with the salad on the side, and flatbreads, if you like.

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