Lamb & rosemary koftas

Meatballs recipe for 4 people, takes only 10 mins; recipe has lamb mince, allspice, garlic clove, rosemary, pitta bread, greek yogurt, lemon, radish and cucumber.

Lamb & rosemary koftas

Lamb & rosemary koftas

Recipe by Chef Soomro Course: Meatballs


Prep time

10 mins


  • Garlic Clove: 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • Lemon: 2 lemons, cut into wedges
  • Greek Yogurt: 170g pot Greek yogurt
  • Cucumber: 1/2 cucumber, chopped
  • Rosemary: 8 rosemary sprigs
  • Pitta Bread: 4 pitta breads
  • Allspice: 1/2 tsp allspice
  • Radish: 150g pack radishes, sliced
  • Lamb Mince: 500g lamb mince


  1. Heat the grill to high. In a large bowl, mix together the mince, allspice and garlic. Season and shape into 8 koftas, each wrapped around a rosemary sprig, with the stalk sticking out at one end. Repeat until all the mince is used up. Brush the koftas with a little oil and place on a baking tray. Grill for 10 mins or until cooked through, turning once.
  2. Eat the koftas from the rosemary stalks or pull out the stalks before serving. Serve with the pitta, yogurt, lemon wedges, radishes, cucumber and pickled chillies, if using.