This recipe is from Episode 12 of Secret Meat Business


  • 500 gms lamb mince

  • 1 clove garlic, smashed, peeled, rough chopped

  • 1 tablespoon cumin

  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds

  • 1 whole lemon

  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest

  • 1 teaspoon sumac

  • ¼ cup flat leaf Continental Fresh parsley, roughly chopped

  • ¼ cup coriander leaves, roughly chopped

  • Olive oil

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Tabouleh Salad

  • ¼ cup rocket, roughly chopped

  • ½ cup Continental parsley, roughly chopped

  • ½ Roma tomato, cut into chunky pieces

  • ½ lemon

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

  • Salt

  • Pepper


  • 1.

    Toast the cumin and coriander seeds in an oven at 200ºC for 2 to 3 minutes and grind with a mortar and pestle until a smooth powder forms.

  • 2.

    Place the mince in a bowl and add the garlic, ½ a tablespoon of toasted cumin and coriander, sumac, salt and pepper, parsley and coriander.

  • 3.

    Mix the ingredients together until the spices are evenly distributed throughout the mince.

  • 4.

    Leave to marinate for ½ an hour, then start to shape the mince into medium sized logs, 2 cm x 10 cm squeeze the meat around a skewer.

  • 5.

    Drizzle olive oil over the mince and rub gently into the meat.

  • 6.

    Season the meat koftas with salt and grill on the BBQ or hot pan with a little oil, for approximately 5 to 8 minutes or until meat is golden brown.

  • 7.

    To make the tabouleh salad, add the rocket, parsley and tomato to a bowl, squeeze lemon juice over the salad, making sure to strain the seeds.

  • 8.

    Add the olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Stir gently.

  • 9.

    Place the skewers onto a plate and cover with lemon juice, fill ½ a pita bread with tabouleh and add the Kofta.

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This recipe hasnt been proof read, the instructions are poorly set out. Recipe called for 1 table spoon of cumin and corriander, then in instructions it indicates half, also doesnt included instructions for lemon and zest with mince. :(((