Lamb koftas

09/02/2016 Canteen Advice, Canteen recipes, Everyday, GREEN, Healthy Eating, Hot meals, Lunchbox, Party food ideas, Recipes, Snacks

Everyday (NSW)

Lamb mince is tasty, affordable and goes a long way. If your kids aren’t too keen on spicy food, replace the cumin and coriander with more fresh or dried herbs, lemon/lime juice or milder spices for seasoning.

Makes 20 koftas


  • 1kg lean lamb mince
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 tablespoon chopped mint, fresh or dried
  • Oil for brushing


  1. Mix all the ingredients (apart from the oil) together in a large bowl until well blended.
  2. Divide into 20 small balls, then roll each ball on a board with a cupped hand to turn them into ovals. Refrigerate for 20 minutes or until firm.
  3. In a lightly oiled pan on medium heat, cook the koftas until browned on one side, then turn. Once cooked, place on a tray lined with paper towel and pop in a low oven to keep warm.
  4. Serve two per student (three for high school students) with a side of homemade tzatziki, a pumpkin and spinach salad and warm pita bread.