Afghani Kofta

  • 500g minced lamb or chicken
  • 2 medium sized desiree potatoes
  • 1 medium sized onion
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander seeds
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 1 cup plain flour
  • Olive oil

1. Peel the onion and potatoes, and coarsely grate them


2. In a bowl, mix mince, grated potato and onion, coriander sseds, cumin, salt, chilli and flour until combined


3. In a frypan, add enough oil for a layer to thinly cover the frypan, and heat the oil over medium heat. Roll a heaped tablespoon full of mixture into a ball, flatten into a patty, and add it to the hot pan. Repeat with enough patties to fill the frypan


4. Cook for approximately 4 minutes on one side, flipping when it turns golden brown, and cook for a few minutes on the other side


5. Once cooked, drain the patties on paper towel and repeat with remaining mixture. Serve immediately with salad and natural yoghurt


What's the story?

Nutritional Information (Per kofta, makes 15)

  • Energy: 505kJ
  • Protein: 7.9g
  • Fat: 5.9g (Saturated fat 1.3g)
  • Carbohydrates: 8.6g (Sugars 0.7g)
  • Sodium: 181mg

And a word from the dietitian...

For centuries, cumin has been used as a treatment for many health conditions, including indigestion. Research into its benefits on blood sugar levels have shown that taking concentrated amounts of Nigella stavia seeds (cumin) significantly reduces average blood glucose levels (HbA1c). Whilst this is not a routine part of diabetic management, it indicates that spices have additional health benefits above adding delicious flavours to foods!