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Moroccan lamb koftas

by Christina Julia

Moroccan lamb koftas

Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 5.0/5
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  • 450g/1lb minced lamb
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 200g/7oz stale coarse fresh breadcrumbs
  • 2 onions, grated
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh
  • flat-leaf parsley 1⁄2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • For the yogurt sauce
  • 50ml/2fl oz Greek-style yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons tahini paste
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed


  • In a blender or food processor, purée all the ingredients until smooth and
    paste-like. Divide the lamb mixture into two portions, and mould each
    half around a separate metal skewer to form two long sausage shapes.
  • Just before serving, grill or barbecue both of the koftas until browned and
    cooked through, turning from time to time while cooking.
  • Combine all the ingredients for the yogurt sauce in a small bowl. Add
    2 tablespoons water, mix well and serve with the hot or warm koftas.

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