Minty Lamb Koftas with a Saffron Yogurt Dressing with M&S

By Gem - 15:11:00

Looking for a little food inspiration? Cook with M&S is a tasty range of ingredients, perfect for putting together mouthwatering meals in minutes. I've created one of the recipes from the Cook with M&S site which was a perfect winter warming dish, lamb koftas. I think these would also be perfect to pop on the BBQ in the summer too. I had a lot of fun making this Middle Eastern inspired dish as I normally cook more European style foods, mainly Italian & Spanish.

The lamb koftas were seriously good and I can't wait to make them again, they are a much tastier version of a Saturday night kebab. The saffron infused yogurt felt pretty decadent and the koftas are really filling. If you want to know how to make them then keep on reading...

Ready in 30 minutes, serves 4

  • tbsp olive oil 
  • ½ small onion, finely chopped 
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed 
  • 1 green chilli, deseeded and chopped 
  • 500g lamb mince 
  • 25g pack fresh mint 
  • 1 egg, beaten 
  • 1 tsp ground coriander 
  • pinch saffron 
  • tbsp natural yogurt 
  • 4 white flour tortillas or other flatbreads 
  • 60g bag watercress 

1. Soak 8 wooden skewers in cold water for 20 minutes. (I used metal ones because it's all I had) Heat the oil in a small frying pan and fry the onion for 3 minutes, until soft. Add the garlic and chilli and cook for a further minute. Transfer to a bowl and mix in the lamb mince. Chop half the mint and fold into the lamb mixture, along with the egg, coriander and some seasoning. Divide into 8 and press on to the skewers (you might find it easier to wet your hands first to prevent the meat from sticking). 

2. Soak the saffron in 1 tbsp hot water for 10 minutes, then stir into the yogurt. Season and chill until ready to use.  

3. Heat the grill to high. Sit the koftas on an oiled grill rack over a grill pan and cook for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until cooked through.

4. Warm the tortillas according to the packet instructions, then top with watercress and remaining mint leaves. Put 2 koftas on each tortilla and drizzle over the yogurt dressing to serve. 

Per serving: 619 calories, 35.8g fat (13.3g saturated), 41g carbohydrates, 3.2g sugar, 3.3g fibre, 32.3g protein, 0.95g salt

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 *M&S at St David's Cardiff provided me with the ingredients for this meal.

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  1. They look delicious and seems easy to follow your recipe, it's nice to have something different thanks for sharing x

  2. These look and sound absolutely divine, I adore Koftas anyway, so it is something I would love to try x

  3. Phwoar, these sound amazing!x


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