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Spicy lamb koftas with minted yoghurt

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I love these Gordon Ramsay inspired lamb koftas! They’re tender, juicy and are perfectly complemented by the minted yoghurt. Best of all, they are so easy to make!!


  • 500g extra lean lamb mince
  • a handful of mint
  • 1 onion (preferably red)
  • 1 Tbsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp tumeric
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • pinch of ground cloves
  • 1 lime – zested
  • 200ml natural yoghurt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • salt
  • Sultanas (optional)
  1. Quarter the onion and put it in a food processor along with the chilli, tumeric, fennel, black pepper, cloves and half the mint.
  2. Pulse until finely chopped – but not pureed.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the onion mix with the mince and add the egg yolk.
  4. Divide the mixture into eight even sized balls
  5. Flatten the ball slightly to form a patty (the “flatter” the ball, the faster and more thoroughly it cooks)
  6. Fry each of the patties in 1 Tbsp of olive oil until brown on the outside and thoroughly cooked through (about 10 minutes depending on the size and thickness)
  7. While the patties are cooking, finely chop the remaining mint and add it along with the lime zest to the yoghurt
  8. Serve the koftas with the minted yoghurt, sultanas and some steamed vegetables