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How to make delicious mint kofta balls with mint sauce

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This recipe for Kofta is quick, delicious and easy to make! A perfect alternative to beef burgers. The quantities below make 4 good size portions and can be served with either grilled pitta bread or grilled naan bread.
What you'll need: 
400gm good quality minced beef
3 slices of white bread (crusts removed) crumbled into breadcrumbs
1 onion, peeled and very finely chopped
2-4 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed (depending on your taste!)
2 tablespoons of fresh mint, finely chopped (or if that is not possible, 2 tablespoons of mint sauce)
salt and pepper
1 egg, beaten
For the mint sauce: 2 pots of natural yoghurt, 1 teaspoon fresh mint or mint sauce, salt and pepper
To serve: Pitta Bread or Naan Bread (quantities to suit you). You can also add sliced tomato and cucumber and lettuce if you wish, or any other salad item.
Combine the minced meat, breadcrumbs, onion, garlic, mint, salt and pepper in a bowl. Add the egg to bind.
Form the mixture into 12-16 sausage shapes. At this stage you can either thread onto skewers and grill under a medium-high heat for about 15 minutes, turning once, until they are brown and cooked through; or you can heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a frying pan on a high heat and add the koftas, turning the heat down immediately and cook gently for about 10 minutes, turning regularly until brown and cooked through.
Make the dressing by mixing the yoghurt, mint and a dash of salt and pepper.
Grill the pitta or naan breads to your liking.
To serve, fill the pittas with any salad you like and the cooked kofta. You can either ladle the dressing over the koftas or serve on the side.
It is best to use unsweetened natural yoghurt.
Fresh mint is best!
If you are frying these, then can tend to lose their shape, but this doesn't distract from the taste.


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