Kofta Lamb Pita with Mint Yoghurt Dressing Recipe

Delicately flavoured lamb meatballs smothered in a mint yoghurt dressing and crammed into a fresh warm pita - delicious!


Prep Time

20 minutes

Cooking Time

10 minutes



Recipe Ingredients

For the dressing

  • 1 cup yoghurt
  • 15g mint, chopped
  • Zest of 1 lemon

  • 600-800g lamb mince
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 3 tbsp garam masala
  • 1 bunch coriander, chopped (optional)
  • 15g mint, chopped
  • ½ chili, chopped
  • 6 pita breads, halved and sliced open
  • 1 red onion, finely sliced 
  • lettuce leaves
  • tomatoes, sliced

Recipe Method

  1. Make the dressing by combining all the ingredients.
  2. Put the mince into a large bowl and add the chopped onion, garlic, garam masala, chopped coriander, mint and chili. Season it well with salt and pepper.
  3. Mix all the ingredients well and shape into 12 small patties.
  4. To cook, heat the oven to 180 degrees and place the patties in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 10 minutes or until cooked through.
  6. Heat the pitas in the oven for 5 minutes to crisp.
  7. Assemble your pitas by layering the lettuce, tomato, patties and the yoghurt dressing on top.

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