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Quick & delicious lamb koftas


  • Takes 30 minutes
  • Serves 3-4
  • Takes 30 minutes
  • Serves 3-4

For the koftas...


  • 500g lamb mince
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • Small bunch/ few springs of finely chopped coriander
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed or grated
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Put the lamb and all the rest of the ingredients into a large bowl and give a good mix with your hands.
  • Divide the mixture into four.
  • Divide each quarter of the mixture into three rugby ball shapes in your hands, to make three koftas per person.
  • Griddle the koftas for a couple of minutes on each side, turning two or three times to avoid burning.
  • Serve up with feta and broccoli salad, as shown below.

For the feta and broccoli salad...


  • 1 or 2 heads of broccoli
  • ½ red onion, sliced
  • 1 pack feta cheese
  • ½ cucumber, peeled, halved, seeds removed and sliced
  • Juice of half a lemon and 2 tbsps olive oil (to dress)
  • Pitted black olives, optional
  • Ripped fresh mint and/ or coriander leaves to taste


  • Cut the broccoli into bite-size florets and cook in boiling salted water until just tender in boiling salted water. Leave uncovered to cool slightly.
  • Peel the cucumber, slice longways and scoop out the seeds with a teaspoon. Slice into half-moons.
  • Slice the red onion finely.
  • Place all prepped ingredients into a salad bowl.
  • Dress with olive oil and lemon juice.
  • Crumble the whole (or just half) pack of Feta over the salad.
  • Sprinkle the fresh mint/coriander leaves over.
  • Serve with the koftas above, a grilled steak/ chicken breast or as an accompanying side dish.
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