Meal In A Flash: Kofta Meatballs with Garlic-Yogurt Dip

Spiced meatballs perfectly paired with a tangy garlic-yogurt dip!

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Kofta Meatballs with Garlic-Yogurt Dip

Makes 5-6 servings


1/2 kilo Lean ground lamb or beef

1/2 cup Breadcrumbs

1 Egg, lightly beaten

1/2 tsp Salt

1/2 tsp Freshly cracked black pepper

1 tsp Ground cumin

1/2 tsp Allspice

3 cloves Garlic, finely minced

2 tsps Finely chopped fresh mint

2 Tbsps Finely chopped fresh parsley

2 Tbsps Butter

1 Tbsp Olive oil

  1. Mix the ground meat, breadcrumbs, beaten egg, salt, pepper, cumin, allspice, garlic, mint, and parsley in a large bowl.
  2. Using your hands, form the mixture into small logs.
  3. Melt two tablespoons of butter with olive oil in a skillet and fry the meatballs in batches until golden brown on all sides. Serve with the chilled garlic-yogurt dip, pita bread, and your favorite hot sauce.


1 clove Garlic, mashed to a paste

1 cup Plain yogurt

1 Tbsp Lemon juice

*Salt and pepper, to season

  1. Mix together all the ingredients until well-blended and chill for at least one hour before serving.