Minted Garam Masala Spiced Lamb Koftas


The main reason I love keeping this blog is because I can record my recipes down for easy reference later on. I’ve made lamb koftas so many times but I am always racking my brains what I put in them the last time! I have also made them very successfully with a pre-mixed greek seasoning as well as ones with sumac, pine nuts and mint. These ones were deliciously spiced with garam masala and mint from the garden and tasted just fantastic.


. 500 g lamb mince
. 1 large onion
. 1 tbsp garam masala
. 1 tspn garlic powder
. 2 tbsn mint, finely chopped
. 1 tbsn lemon juice
. olive oil


1. Grate half the onion and chop the remaining half very finely.
2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well by hand.
3. Form into 8 even sized patties, place on tray and chill in fridge for 30 mins.
4. Fry in a little olive oil until browned on all sides and cooked through.

I was going to serve this with a yummy mint and cucumber raita but unfortunately the yogurt was not tasting too fresh. Nevermind, they were lovely on their own with a somewhat random mix of fresh salad ingredients – tomatoes, coleslaw and some yummy beetroot with marinated persian feta and mint.

I was so happy to come accross a new, completely paleo product “Love Beets” Beetroot – simply vacuum packed, cooked beetroot – no added anything! This is an enormous relief to me as the other day I was checking out the ingredients on the back of the tin of beetroot in the supermarket and lo and behold, it now contains High Fructose Corn Syrup – an Australian made tinned beetroot – I hadn’t realised we had gone down that Yankee route yet of adding that hideous stuff to everything and I had basically resigned myself to not eating beetroot anymore. Hooray for “Love Beets”! Cos, lets face it, I do not have time to prepare and cook my own beetroot 🙂



3 thoughts on “Minted Garam Masala Spiced Lamb Koftas

  1. Pingback: Cooking With Italian Herbs – Mint | jovinacooksitalian

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