05/04/2017 12:33 SAST | Updated 06/04/2017 11:28 SAST

Amazing Home-made Lamb Koftas With Tzatziki

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Lamb koftas with tzatziki recipe

Prep Time: 15 min

Cooking time: 10 minutes


400g lamp mince

1 small onion, finely chopped

1 medium carrot, coarsely grated

2 chives, finely chopped

5 ml lemon zest

1 large egg, beaten

sunflower oil for deep frying.

1 bowl of ready made tzatziki


1. Mix together the mince, onion, carrot, chives and zest with the beaten egg and them shape onto oblongs.

2. Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the koftas until they are browned and cooked through. Leave to cool slightly on paper towels before threading onto kebab sticks.

3. Served the lamb koftas with the tzatziki, serve pita breads of rolls and salad leaves on the side.