Lamb and Turkey koftas with Mint Cucumber Raita

Lamb and Turkey Koftas

Lamb and Turkey Koftas

If I do say so myself, these were delicious!

Koftas are usually sausage shaped but I wanted them to look a little daintier

and so I made them into balls. I also added turkey mince to make them a little leaner.

For the Meze I served them on cocktail sticks with a mint cucumber raita.

For lunch the next day, I had them with hummus, baby spinach and a squeeze of lemon juice and can’t tell which I liked better.

So yummy!

Lamb and Turkey koftas with Mint Cucumber Raita


  • 500g minced turkey
  • 500g minced lamb
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • Handful coriander chopped
  • Handful mint chopped
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbs sweet paprika
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • Lemon wedges (to serve)

For the Raita:

  • 0.5 cucumber, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 tbs natural probiotic yoghurt
  • 0.5 tbs chives, chopped
  • 0.5 tbs mint leaves, shredded
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt, to taste


  1. Put the turkey and lamb into a large bowl
  2. Add all the rest of the ingredients and mix together with your hands until well combined
  3. With (clean) wet hands, form balls with the kofta mixture and place in a container
  4. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours for flavours to infuse
  5. Preheat oven to 170C
  6. Heat the oil in a pan over a medium heat and brown the koftas on each side
  7. Place the browned koftas in an ovenproof dish, add 50mls stock and cover with foil
  8. Bake for 30 minutes
  9. Turn up oven to 200C, remove the foil, baste and then drain off the stock
  10. Return to the oven for 10 minutes
  11. Serve with Lemon wedges

For the raita:

  1. Simply mix the ingredients together in a bowl and chill until ready to serve

3 comments on “Lamb and Turkey koftas with Mint Cucumber Raita

  1. Pingback: Carob and Orange frozen puddings (Sugar and Gluten free) | Tolu's Kitchen

  2. Your blog looks very professional – I like the way you can see lots of different posts on one page. And these little kofta things look perfect for the BBQ weather we are having at the moment (I say moment because it will last for about an hour, then it will start raining again,,,)

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