Reach Recipe: Lamb Koftas

These lamb koftas are a super protein packed snack or main meal. Serve with a large salad.


For the kofta:
500g lean lamb mince
1/2 medium white onion, finely chopped
1 tbsp fresh mint or coriander, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground coriander
pinch of sea salt flakes
1 tsp ground cumin
pinch of ground black pepper
pinch of chili powder

For the mint sauce:
150g Greek yoghurt
1 tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped (or use 1 tsp mint sauce)
60g cucumber, seeded, and finely diced
juice of half a lemon

lemon wedges to serve

Makes 4 skewers
Per skewer and sauce:
320 calories
16g fat
8g carbs
36g protein


Pre-soak 4 wooden skewers.
Line a grill tray with foil.
Place the kofta ingredients in a large bowl.
Using your hands, mix the ingredients together until thoroughly combined.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes or more.
Divide the mixture into 8, then roll each piece into an oval shaped kofta.
Thread two koftas onto each of the four skewers.
Prepare a medium grill.
Place the koftas onto the grill tray and cook for 3-4 minutes each side.
Ensure the koftas are cooked through (the juices should run clear).
Mix together the mint sauce ingredients in a bowl.

Serve the lamb koftas with the sauce and a side salad and a wedge of lemon.

Refrigerate any leftover koftas in an airtight container for up to 3 days or freeze on the same day.
Refrigerate any leftover sauce in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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