Lamb Kofta Patties

Cook them on the griddle plate of your BBQ and serve with a Greek Salad loaded with feta and olives for a fresh summertime supper!

Serves 4


  • Olive oil
  • Red onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Half tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp allspice
  • 500g mince lamb
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped
  • 2 tbsp mint, chopped
  • Salt and pepper

For the dressing

Half cucumber, grated and drained
4 tbsp full fat natural yogurt
Handful mint leaves, shredded
1 tsp toasted cumin seeds
Squeeze lemon juice


  1. Warm the oil in a small frying pan and gently fry the onions, adding in the garlic, allspice and chilli flakes. When softened set aside to cool slightly.
  2. In a bowl mix the lamb mince with the onion mixture, fresh herbs and salt and pepper, mixing it thoroughly with your hands so it is well combined.
  3. Roll the meat into balls about 4 cm in diameter and squash them into fat patties.
  4. Drizzle with oil and chill them in the fridge for an hour or so.
  5. Heat a griddle pan and cook the patties for 5 or 6 minutes on each side.

To make the dressing… Mix all the ingredients together and serve on the side.