Lamb Kofta with Couscous, Salad and Sumac Yoghurt Dressing

Deliciously fragrant lamb koftas with couscous, salad and sumac yoghurt dressing.

My Classic For 2 Food Bag
Lamb Kofta with Couscous, Salad and Sumac Yoghurt Dressing

This dish most recently appeared in My Classic For 2 Food Bag on Sunday, December 25, 2016.


  • 300g lamb mince
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ brown onion, finely diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1½ teaspoons lamb kofta mix
  • 2 teaspoons flour
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg


  • ¾ cup chicken stock
  • ½ teaspoon sumac
  • ¾ cup couscous


  • ½ punnet cherry tomatoes *
  • ½ telegraph cucumber *
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1–2 tablespoons finely sliced mint leaves
  • Juice of ½ lemon


  • ½ cup natural yoghurt *
  • 1–2 tablespoons sliced mint leaves
  • Juice of ¼ lemon
  • 1 teaspoon sumac (half reserved for serving)
  • Preheat BBQ grill or hot plate to medium-high (if using).
  • 1 Mix all lamb kofta ingredients together in a medium bowl, using clean hands, until well combined. Shape into golf ball-sized balls and drizzle with a little olive oil. Heat a large fry-pan on medium-high heat and cook kofta for 10–12 minutes, turning regularly, until golden and cooked through.
  • 2 While kofta are cooking, prepare couscous. In a small pot, bring chicken stock and sumac to the boil. Remove from heat, add couscous, stir and cover with a lid. Leave to soak for 5 minutes before fluffing up grains with a fork.
  • 3 While couscous cooks, prepare salad. Cut cherry tomatoes in half; dice cucumber; thinly slice spring onion. Add all to a large bowl, along with mint, lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper and toss to combine.
  • 4 In a small bowl, mix all sumac yoghurt dressing ingredients together, reserving half the measure of sumac to serve.
  • To serve, Divide couscous, salad and lamb kofta between plates. Drizzle sumac yoghurt dressing over kofta and garnish with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of sumac.
  • SERVES 2-3

Nutritional Information

  • Energy: 2116 kj / 506 kcal
  • Protein: 39.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 49.0g
  • Fat: 16.6g


  • Pantry staple
  • * Shared ingredient with another recipe

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