Herb koftas with warm yoghurt sauce

Sabrina’s herb-packed lamb koftas are a great addition to a Middle Eastern mezze spread

Preparation time
less than 30 mins

Cooking time
less than 10 mins

Serves 4–6

Guest chef recipeBy Sabrina Ghayour
From Saturday Kitchen


  • 500g/1lb 2oz lamb mince
  • 6 spring onions, thinly sliced from root to tip
  • 2 large garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 heaped tsp pul biber chilli flakes (Aleppo pepper)
  • 1 heaped tsp paprika
  • 1 heaped tsp dried mint
  • 30g/1oz fresh flatleaf parsley, finely chopped
  • 30g/1oz fresh dill, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • 250g/9oz Greek-style yoghurt
  • sea salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper

For the spiced mint butter

  • 50g/1¾oz unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp dried mint
  • 1 tsp pul biber chilli flakes (Aleppo pepper)
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