I do a weekly menu plan and this week I had decided to make lamb koftas with pitta breads.  As I was making it I decided it was going to be too plain and boring so I started making things up as I went along.

This is what I came up with and it was delicious.


500g Minced Lamb

2 Cloves Garlic

3 tsp Garam Masala

2 tsp Cumin

1 tsp Turmeric

1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper (if you like it spicy add 1 tsp, if you don’t like any spice don’t put this in)

2 tsp Honey

Cashew nuts (about a handful)

1 Romain Lettuce

Handful of Olives (black or green)

3 Tomatoes

1/2 Cucumber

60g Feta

1 Lemon

Rice or Pittas (I used both because we couldn’t decide which we wanted, greedy I know)

Bacon (optional)


  1. Cook the rice according to the packet instructions.
  2. Chop the bacon into small squares, approximately 1cm.
  3. Put into a large frying pan with a tsp of oil on a medium heat.
  4. Put the mince, garlic, garam masala, cumin, turmeric and cayenne pepper (if using) into a large bowl.
  5. Mix well then divide the mixture evenly and roll into balls about the size of a golf ball.
  6. Put in the large pan along side the bacon pieces. Turn the balls every couple of minutes or until golden brown on all sides.
  7. Chop up all the salad ingredients and dress with the juice of the lemon.
  8. Remove the bacon once crispy and add to the cooked rice.
  9. Crush up the cashew nuts and add them and the honey to the frying pan with the meat balls and mix until well covered.

Serve and enjoy!

Posted by Winnettes

A Mummy to two little girls blogging about Parenting and Food with some other little snippets of life along the way. The adventures of Pinky & Perky make me laugh and cry in equal measure.

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