A delicious combination of minced beef and spices.


  • 1.5 lb minced beef
  • 50 g breadcrumbs
  • 0.5 tsp ground coriander
  • pinch turmeric
  • 0.5 tsp ground cumin
  • 0.5 chopped red onion or 1 bunch spring onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic (crushed)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tblsp natural yoghurt
  • chopped parsley/coriander (2 dessertspoons)
  • for the yoghurt dressing:
  • 1 cucumber (chopped finely)
  • 200 ml natural yoghurt
  • 1 dsp freshly chopped mint
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic


  • Mix all ingredients together in a bowl until thoroughly combined.
  • Soak the wooden skewers if using.
  • Roll the Koftas into long cylindrical shapes and thread them onto your desired skewers.
  • It is best, where at all possible to refrigerate the mixture for at least an hour before cooking in an attempt to harden them up as if not they can have a tendency to break before cooking.
  • Brush the Koftas with oil before cooking and then cook in the oven for 12-14 minutes just to firm them up.
  • Grill under a hot grill until browned all over. Make sure they are fully cooked through to the centre.
  • For the Yoghurt Dressing:
  • Mix all together and serve, well chilled.
  • Serve with rice and a vegetable stir fry if desired.

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