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Beef, Lemon and Mint Kofta

Serves Approx 30
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes

The key difference between kofta and normal meatballs is that the minced beef is minced again to make more of a paste. This is a delicious recipe and ideal served with a lemon and mint scented yoghurt dipping sauce.

Ingredients

Method

  • 250g Prime Beef Mince
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp plain yoghurt
  • handful fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped
  • zest of one lemon
  • salt and pepper to season

 

Dipping sauce

  • 1 cup plain yoghurt
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/8tsp rock salt
  • black pepper to season
  • virgin olive oil to drizzle
View the method
  1. Heat oven to 180C and line an oven tray with baking paper.
  2. In a food processor mix together all the ingredients for the kofta. In no more than 2 minutes you should have a thick and fragrant meat paste.
  3. With wet hands take a large tablespoon of the mixture and form a meatball - either in the traditional oval shape or in a ball. Place on the tray and repeat until all the mixture is used.
    Brush with a little olive oil then cook for 15 to 20 minutes until the meatballs are golden brown.
  4. In a dipping bowl simply combine all the dipping sauce ingredients except the oil until well blended. Before serving simply drizzle a little oil over the dipping sauce - make sure it's good quality oil
  5. For a meal serve the kofta on a slice of toasted pide bread and drizzle with the dipping sauce -or serve on their own as an entree.

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