500g lean minced lamb or beef2 teaspoon ginger garlic 1 small onion, grated150g pistachios, roughly chopped2 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley1 red chilli, deseeded and chopped or chillie powder (to taste)1 teaspoon ground cumin1 teaspoon ground coriander¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon oil, for fryingsalt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
1. Wash and drain the mince. 2. Put the mince in a bowl and add the ginger garlic, onion, pistachios, parsley, chilli and spices. Season well with salt and pepper and use your hands to mix everything together thoroughly. 3. Scoop up dessert spoonfuls of the mixture and form into small log shapes, squeezing the mixture to mould them. Flatten each side slightly on a board to give them a boxy shape.(You can freeze them at this stage)4. Pour some oil in a griddle pan and heat - then fry the koftas in batches of 5 or 6 for about 2-4 minutes on each side. Cut through one to check there are no pink bits left in the mince and they’re ready.
INFO & TIPS
Serve with lemon and dips such as tzatsiki, mint yoghurt, hummus, muhammara for an authentic middle eastern/turkish meal