This recipe for spiced lamb koftas and minted yoghurt dip will bring a taste of Turkey into your home.
For the koftas:
500g minced lamb
1 onion, finely grated
2 garlic cloves, crushed
½tsp chilli flakes (optional)
½ tsp cumin
1 small bunch of flat leaf parsley, chopped
1tsp salt / ground pepper, to taste
Oil for brushing
For the minted yoghurt:
200g/7oz Greek natural yoghurt
2tbsp chopped mint
½ cucumber, grated then placed in a tea towel and squeezed to remove any liquid
Soak four wooden kebab skewers in water so they don’t burn when you cook them.
Place all the ingredients for the koftas, apart from the oil, in a bowl and mix well. Divide mixture into four and mould into a sausage shape around four kebab skewers, then brush with a little oil. Heat a griddle pan and cook the koftas for 3-4 minutes on each side until cooked through.
For the dip, mix the yoghurt, mint and cucumber in a bowl.
To serve, place the koftas on a large plate with the minted yoghurt and lemon wedges on the side.