Kofte with Tzatziki Recipe

Kofte with Tzatziki


Serves 3 (2-3 kebabs per portion, depending on size)

This is a nice simple, quick recipe and can be prepared in advance - for best results make both the kofte and tzatziki a few hours before cooking and serving.

For the Kofte:

  • 500g Lamb Mince
  • 1 dessert spoon ground coriander
  • 1 dessert spoon ground cumin
  • small handful of fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • small handful of fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 1tsp dried oregano
  • plenty of salt & pepper

For the Tzatziki:

  • 200ml natural yoghurt
  • 1 glove garlic, crushed or very finely chopped
  • 1/2 cucumber, with watery centre removed & diced
  • squeeze of fresh lemon
  • small handful of fresh mint, finely chopped
  • salt & pepper

How to make Kofte with Tzatziki

For the tzatziki, simply combine all ingredients, mix well and cover and refrigerate until use.

Note that you are well-advised to pre-soak your skewers in water for several hours - I didn't and as you can see they are rather scorched!

For the kofte:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix very well, ensuring the other ingredients are evenly distributed through the mince.
  2. Roll into sausage shapes and insert a skewer.
  3. Flatten slightly so that they can be easily turned.
  4. Cook either on a griddle or under a hot grill for about 4 minutes either side, or until cooked through and browned on the outside.
  5. Serve immediately with the tzatziki, salad and split toasted pitta bread. 
  • JaiLovesCake
    JaiLovesCake says

    this looks delicious!

  • Papillon01
    Papillon01 says

    I cooked this but without the Sumac as i couldn't find it at my local. It still turned out really well. It's a nice, simple recepe. I cooked up some butterbeans in tomato sauce to accompany it. I love the Tzatziki!

  • felders
    felders says

    I've removed the sumac from the recipe now actually...if you *can* get it, omit from the kebabs and sprinkle it over a grated carrot salad on the side :)

  • Panthropology
    Panthropology says

    *gasp*! No Sumak?!

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