Spicy kofta kebabs

spicy kofta kebabs

Serves 4

  • For the kebabs

  • 400 g quality lean British lamb mince

  • 1 small bunch fresh thyme, leaves picked

  • zest of 1 lemon

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • Optional spices

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • ½ teaspoon ground chilli

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • To serve

  • 4 tortilla wraps

  • 1 round lettuce, leaves washed and spun dry

  • olive oil, optional

  • lemon juice, optional

  • 4 heaped tablespoons natural yoghurt

  • 1 fresh red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped, optional

Place all the kebab ingredients and the optional spices in a big bowl and mix well.



Divide the mixture into four equal pieces and get yourself 4 soaked skewers. With damp hands, shape the meat around and along each skewer, pressing little indents in the meat as you go, for a nice texture.



Grill the kebabs for 8-10 minutes until golden and cooked through, then push to the cool side of the barbecue and warm your tortillas next to them for 30 seconds.



Transfer the tortillas to plates and top each with a little lettuce. Drizzle with olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice, if liked. Slip the meat off the skewers and break it up. Spoon over a blob of yoghurt and drizzle over any resting juices. Sprinkle over some chopped chilli for an extra kick and tuck in. Delicious!

Nutritional Information

Spicy kofta kebabs

With crunchy salad and cool yoghurt

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I love these lamb kofta wraps. They're brilliantly simple, unbelievably cheap and mega tasty
Serves 4
25m
Super easy
Method

These kebabs make a brilliant summer lunch. This is a great value recipe – you can even make it for under a fiver.

Place all the kebab ingredients and the optional spices in a big bowl and mix well.

Divide the mixture into four equal pieces and get yourself 4 soaked skewers. With damp hands, shape the meat around and along each skewer, pressing little indents in the meat as you go, for a nice texture.

Grill the kebabs for 8-10 minutes until golden and cooked through, then push to the cool side of the barbecue and warm your tortillas next to them for 30 seconds.

Transfer the tortillas to plates and top each with a little lettuce. Drizzle with olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice, if liked. Slip the meat off the skewers and break it up. Spoon over a blob of yoghurt and drizzle over any resting juices. Sprinkle over some chopped chilli for an extra kick and tuck in. Delicious!

Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 428
    21%
  • Carbs 29.6g
    11%
  • Sugar 6.9g 8%
  • Fat 22.7g 32%
  • Saturates 8.8g 44%
  • Protein 25.5g 57%
Of an adult's reference intake

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  • For the kebabs

  • 400 g quality lean British lamb mince

  • 1 small bunch fresh thyme, leaves picked

  • zest of 1 lemon

  • sea salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • Optional spices

  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander

  • ½ teaspoon ground chilli

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • To serve

  • 4 tortilla wraps

  • 1 round lettuce, leaves washed and spun dry

  • olive oil, optional

  • lemon juice, optional

  • 4 heaped tablespoons natural yoghurt

  • 1 fresh red chilli, deseeded and finely chopped, optional