In its simplest form, koftas consist of balls or sausages of minced or ground meat—usually beef or lamb—mixed with spices and/or onions. They can be found from Greece, all the way across to Pakistan and India. This version uses Thai rather than Middle Eastern spices to make a simple but flavorsome meat dish.
- 2 Tbsp yellow curry paste
- 60ml coconut milk
- 500g minced lamb
- 1 white onion, very finely chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, very finely chopped
- salt and pepper
- 1 shallot
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp yellow curry
- 100ml coconut milk
- cucumber and salad leaves
- First mix the coconut milk with the curry paste in a bowl
- Add the minced lamb, onion, garlic, salt and pepper in another bowl.
- Wet your hands and shape the meat into 6 sausage roll shaped koftas
- Brush the outside of the koftas with the curry paste mixture.
- Put them into the fridge for 30 minutes
- Bake in a little coconut oil for about 3 minutes in a hot pan until brown all over.
- After making the koftas, fry the shallots, garlic from the sauce ingredients in a pan.
- Add the curry paste and coconut milk and stir until it thickens.
- Serve over the koftas with some cucumber slices and salad leaves.
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