My Mums Kofte

My  Mums Kofte

A recipe which has been tweaked to Perfection over the years and if you follow directions you will end up with a perfect koftas that you will love making over and over again


1 kilo of lamb

4 Onions 

1 egg

4 cloves of garlic

1 1/2 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of black pepper

2 tablespoon of oregano

1 1/2  teaspoon of Cumin  

1 teaspoon of Pul Biber this is a Turkish pepper which you can buy at any Turkish Delicatessen or at Waitrose ( or substitute with Chilli Flakes to the heat you like )

4 drops of lemon

1/2 a cup of water

1 handful of Chopped Parsley

1 teaspoon Bicarbonate of soda

2 slices of bread made into fine breadcrumbs


grate the Onlions or dice very small and then squeeze out the juice as juice from onions makes koftes bitter

put this with the meat

add your Salt,Pepper,oregano,Cumin,Lemon,water,Parsley which is finely chopped ,breadcrumbs,Egg,Garlic

and mix well kneading as you go ahead till you mix everything up well

Tip= Add breadcrumbs in slowly as to mix well into meat and not all in one place

put in a bowl cover and into the fridge, before you start cooking about 2/3 hours before add the Bicarbonate of soda this will help the koftes rise into a nice plump kofte

Tip = slightly wet hands so meat doesn't stick to hand

after 2/3 hours shape your koftes in small ball and the flatten so they are shaped well not to large and not to small

onto barbecue till they start browning turning occasionally 

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