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Turkey Kofta

Turkey Kofta

Kofta is a family of meatball or meatloaf dishes found in South Asian, Middle Eastern, Balkan, and Central Asian cuisine.  Any meat can be used – lamb and beef seem to be most popular – but this recipe uses turkey.

Turkey Kofta

Turkey Kofta
Serves 4
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
10 min
For the Kofta
  1. 500g turkey mince
  2. 1 small onion, finely diced
  3. 2 garlic cloves
  4. 1 large egg white
  5. 2 tbsp chopped parsley
  6. 4 tbsp fresh bread crumbs
  7. Zest of one lemon
  8. 1 tsp chilli powder
  9. 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  10. 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  11. 1/2 tsp paprika
  12. Salt & pepper
For the dipping sauce
  1. 150g Greek yoghurt
  2. 1 tbsp tahini
  3. Juice of 1 lemon
  1. Mix together all the dressing ingredients and place in the fridge until ready to use.
  2. Combine all the Kofta ingredients in a large bowl and mix until well blended.
  3. Divide the mixture evenly into 8.
  4. Use your hands to form the meat around the skewers.
  5. Heat a little oil in a pan and then cook the Kofta over a medium high heat, about 6 minutes on each side.
  1. You can also form these into meatballs (makes 16).
Adapted from The Skinny Fork
Adapted from The Skinny Fork
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