This recipe was created by Melissa Jones, an Accredited Practising Dietitian who works in the aged care and disability sector. Melissa has kindly volunteered her expertise and knowledge to help us bring healthy and nutritious recipes to people with musculoskeletal conditions.

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Lamb kofta and yoghurt sauceLamb kofta and yoghurt sauce

(Recipe adapted from: RecipeTinEats)



  • 500 g lamb mince
  • 1/2 brown onion, grated/finely diced
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • 8 skewers – make sure to soak them in water so they don’t burn whilst cooking

Kofta spice mix

  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander seeds
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper (if you like it spicy, or leave out if you don’t)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Yoghurt sauce

  • 1 cup Greek yoghurt (make sure it isn’t sweetened)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Yogurt sauce

  1. Combine the yogurt sauce ingredients and leave in fridge whilst you get the koftas ready


  1. Add all the kofta ingredients and spice mix in a large bowl.
  2. With damp hands, divide the meat into 8 equal pieces and push and shape the meat onto 8 skewers.
  3. To cook either BBQ for 6 mins, rotating regularly, until browned all over.
    Or, preheat 1/2 tbsp oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Cook in batches for 5 minutes in total, turning to brown evenly all over.

To serve:

Koftas go great with a tabouli salad or in flat breads with lettuce, tomato, onion and the yoghurt sauce.

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