Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Lamb koftas & flatbreads

In the interests of getting son no1 to try new things and getting him helping out in the kitchen I thought I'd recycle an old favourite. We've not eaten these for ages and I thought it would be perfect for getting small hands involved in the cooking.

As it worked out son no 1 made the flatbreads with minimal input from me. He was as proud as punch !!

serves 4

For the flatbreads:
130g strong white flour
150g plain white flour (you can use 1/2 wholemeal if you'd prefer)
1 tsp salt
2 tsp nigella seeds
190ml warm water mixed with a slug of olive oil

For the koftas:
1 onion
1 red chilli (with or without seeds)
2 cloves of garlic
Small handful of coriander
tsp salt
zest of 1/2 a lemon
1-2tsp each of ground coriander and ground cumin - or to taste
500g lamb mince

Mix the flour, salt and nigella seeds in a bowl and add the water to make a dough. Knead for a couple of minutes and separate into six before leaving to rest for 30mins.

While the flatbreads are resting put the all the ingredients for the kofta apart from the lamb mince in a processor and whizz to a paste. Add to the lamb mince in a large bowl and mix well. Shape into 8 sausage shapes and leave to rest for 15 mins in the fridge.

Heat a heavy based frying pan and add the kofta, cooking for about 15 minutes until brown and cooked through.

Meanwhile roll out the flatbreads and fry for a couple of minutes each side in a hot frying pan

I served these with homemade tzatziki, a yoghurt and harissa dressing with red onion and a green salad. I also did a tomato and onion couscous to go with it too which I will post about separately

For the tzatziki :

1/2 a cucumber de-seeded and chopped
1 red chilli deseeded and chopped
150g natural yoghurt
1/2 tsp mint sauce
pinch sugar

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