Lamb can be an expensive meat but this recipe uses lamb mince which is usually more affordable.
Fabulous served on top of easy homemade flat bread, with a side salad and a dollop of Tzatziki.
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Wooden/metal kebab skewers, knife, chopping board, scissors, bowl, grater, measuring spoons, large bowl.
Gluten | Milk
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Ingredients (makes 6 koftas):
- 1 small onion
- 600g lean minced lamb, reduced fat if possible
- 1 garlic clove, crushed
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 1 tsp turmeric
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder
- Salt and pepper
- 70g plain flour
- 50ml plain natural yoghurt
For the dip:
- 100ml plain yoghurt
- 1/4 cucumber
- 1 clove of garlic, crushed
- A handful of mint leaves, chopped
- 1 tsp olive oil
- Soak the wooden skewers in water, if using.
- Peel and finely chop the onion using the bridge/claw hold techniques.
- In a large bowl, add the lamb mince, chopped onion, 1 crushed garlic clove and measured spices. Mix well.
- Divide the mixture into 6 equal portions.
- Roll each portion into a sausage shape and mould around the 6 skewers.
- Cover and refrigerate until needed.
- Air fry the lamb koftas for 10 minutes at 180°C, turning halfway through. Check the internal temperature of the koftas has reached at least 70°C before removing from the air fryer.
- For the flatbreads, combine the flour and 100ml yoghurt in a bowl until a dough is formed. Divide into even balls and roll out using your hands or a rolling pin. Bake on a baking tray for 10 minutes until they turn bubble and begin to turn brown.
- For the dip, grate the cucumber into a bowl, drain the liquid from the cucumber and add 100ml yogurt, 1 crushed garlic clove, mint and olive oil
So thinking about air fryer lamb koftas ...
Lamb is an excellent source of protein and rich in minerals (e.g. iron) and the B vitamins. It can be high in saturated fat so choose leaner cuts where possible.
Bread is a good source of complex carbohydrates which gives us energy. It is also a good source of fibre and B vitamins. In general, wholemeal and whole-grain flours/bread tend to be more nutritious than white, and they also contain more fibre.
Vegetables are so good for us! Low in fat, sugar and calories and high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants
|2299kJ / 547kcal
per 275g serving
% of an adult's reference intake
Typical values per 100g: Energy 836kJ / 199kcal
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