One of my most popular recipes ever!
We eat a lot of organic mince in our house as it is versatile and relatively inexpensive. Having recently decided to clear the freezer (for its once a decade defrost) we have all seen enough of spaghetti bolognese, meatballs and cottage pie and I needed to do something a bit different with the kilo of mince that was hanging around. I am also on a mission to get my youngest to try some more spicy food. So I was inspired by the koftas in my local butchers and thought I would try and make my own.
These are so easy to make. They really don't take any longer than burgers but the fact you eat them off a stick somehow makes them about fifty times more attractive to the children!
They taste good cold as well so they are great if the family can't all eat together. I served them to the kids with rice, green veg and a garnish of onion, cucumber and mint. My husband and I had them later with a salad and some hot chilli sauce - recipe coming soon!
These would also be delicious with some finely chopped onion added to the mix.
500g lamb mince
1 egg (beaten)
1 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp of ground cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 200c fan / 220
- Soak some small wooden skewers. They will be ready by the time you have seasoned the meat
- Mix together the egg, mince, herbs and seasoning. I like to do this by hand.
- Take golf ball size chunks of the mixture and shape into a sausage (I find it easiest to make a ball in-between my palms and then squash it down by rolling hands over it)
- Insert the skewer though the middle
- Place the skewers onto a roasting dish (you can put them on top of a wire tray if you want the fat to drip through)
- Cook for approximately 20 minutes, dependent on the size of your kofta. I like mine to have a good colour on the outside and can be slightly pink on the outside