Lamb Kofta w/ Yogurt Mint Sauce

Lamb Kofta Yogurt Mint SauceKofta is the name for a Middle Eastern or South Asian meatball. I had a pound of ground lamb in the freezer, and something about the meat being lamb instead of beef inspired me to go Middle Eastern. I also had vague notions of wanting to make a yogurt sauce.

So after digging around online for a little while, I cobbled together this recipe from various sources. It was so good!! My husband and I loved it, and despite the slightly exotic taste of the spices, my not-quite-two year old daughter also gobbled down these meatballs! We’ll definitely be making this again.

In addition to being a tasty dinner, the meatballs and dipping sauce would also make great finger food for a party!

Lamb Kofta w/ Yogurt Mint Sauce

1 lb ground lamb
½ small onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 teaspoon sea salt
Pepper – couple shakes
Red pepper flakes – couple shakes
1 egg

1. Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend.
2. Select a large baking tray and line with parchment paper.
3. Form meat mixture into small balls (approx. 1 inch diameter) and place on the baking tray.
4. Grill on high for 6-8 minutes a side, or until meatballs are just starting to brown and crisp (but don’t let them burn!).

Serve with Yogurt Mint Sauce and a side salad.

Linking to: Real Food Wednesdays @ Kelly the Kitchen Kop, Healthy 2day Wednesdays @ day2dayjoys, Pennywise Platter Thursdays @ Nourishing Gourmet, Full Plate Thursdays @ Miz Helen’s, Fight Back Friday @ Food Renegade, Sunday School @ Butter Believer

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  2. Linda says:

    This looks delicious!! I just bookmarked it so I can make it soon. Thanks for commenting on my blog…I’m glad you were able to get it to work.

    1. Debbie says:

      Me too! I hope you enjoy the meatballs 🙂

  3. Winnie says:

    I am just warming up to lamb. I grew up not liking it, but I am learning that when combined with the right spices, I actually really enjoy it. I’ll have to give these a try 😉

    1. Debbie says:

      I definitely grew up on lamb, and it’s probably my favorite meat! Let me know if these meatballs help you to like lamb more 🙂

  4. Ooh that looks really good! Although, I haven’t been able to buy lamb ever since our first dairy sheep birthed her little baby here at our place. He is so darn cute. Ugh. Lamb is delicious and it’s totally ruined for me now!

    I’d love for you to come share this recipe at our new blog carnival, Sunday School! It’s up today if you’d like to come stop by!

  5. Miz Helen says:

    We just love lamb and your Lamb Kafta looks so delicious, we would really enjoy this dish. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great day and come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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