Lamb Kofta with Couscous and Yoghurt Dressing

Lamb Kofta with Couscous and Yoghurt Dressing

Ready in 40 minutes Serves 4-5
This dish most recently appeared in My Classic (5 Nights For 4) on Sunday, October 21, 2018.



  • 1 brown onion
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 600g lamb mince
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 pack lamb kofta mix
  • 1 egg


  • 1¼ cups water
  • 1 pack sumac spice mix
  • 1¼ cups couscous


  • 1 tomato
  • ½ telegraph cucumber
  • 2 spring onions
  • Bunch radishes
  • 2 Tbsp thinly sliced mint leaves
  • Juice of ½ lemon


  • 150g yoghurt
  • 1 Tbsp thinly sliced mint


  1. Prepare kofta Finely dice onion. Combine all kofta ingredients in a large bowl with 1 tsp salt. Shape into golf ball-sized balls and drizzle with olive oil.
  2. Cook kofta Heat a drizzle of oil in a large fry-pan on medium-high heat and cook kofta, in 2 batches, for 8-9 minutes, turning regularly, until golden and cooked through.
  3. Cook couscous In a medium pot, bring water and sumac spice mix 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.
  4. Prepare salad Dice tomato and cucumber 1cm; thinly slice spring onions and radishes. Combine in a large bowl, along with first measure of mint, lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil. Season to taste.
  5. Make yoghurt In a small bowl, mix together yoghurt and mint.
  6. To serve Spoon couscous, salad and lamb koftas onto each plate. Drizzle yoghurt over koftas and garnish with a drizzle of olive oil.

Nutritional Information

Energy 2153 kj
515 kcal
Protein 38.8g
Carbohydrate 35.3g
Fat 24.1g