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Honey Lamb Kofta

Honey Lamb Kofta

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(1107 reviews from our customers)

Prep Time

30 min



Kofta' are simply small shaped meatballs, usually cooked on skewers over hot coals. Ours are free-style, and spiced with sticky honey, cumin and garlic. Served on a simple bulgur wheat salad with a dollop of cool Greek yoghurt!

Prep Time

30 min



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For 2 people (double for 4)
1 red onion
1 tomato
1 tbsp ground cumin
1 garlic clove
10g fresh mint
10g fresh parsley
British Lamb mince2
180g lamb mince
150g Greek yoghurt †
1 28g honey pot
150g bulgur wheat †
You Will Need
Olive oil, pepper, salt

Nutritional Information*

Percentages are based on an adult's daily intake

  • 1 red onion
  • 1 tomato
  • Ground cumin seeds
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 10g mint
  • 10g parsley
  • British lamb mince
  • 1 Greek-style yoghurt pot (150g)<span class="strong">†</span>
  • 1 pot of honey (25g)
  • 130g bulgur wheat<span class="strong">†</span>
Typical Values per 100g per serving
Energy 710 kJ
170 kcal
2519 kJ
602 kcal
of which saturates
6.2 g
3.2 g
21.8 g
11.4 g
of which sugars
20 g
4.8 g
70.9 g
17.1 g
Fibre 3.9 g 13.7 g
Protein 9.3 g 32.8 g
Salt 0.1 g 0.35 g
*Gousto’s nutritional information only applies to ingredients supplied by Gousto. The cooking process and additional ingredients added at home (listed under “What you’ll need”) will affect total values.
Ingredients contain
1 red onion
red onion
1 tomato
Ground cumin seeds
1 garlic clove
10g mint
mint (100%)
10g parsley
flat parley (100%)
British lamb mince
1 Greek-style yoghurt pot (150g)
Organic Greek style natural yoghurt (milk)100%
1 pot of honey (25g)
blossom honey
130g bulgur wheat
bulgur (wheat gluten)
  • Allergens highlighted by † (milk, gluten)

In addition to the recipe specific allergen information provided, due to production and packing methods Gousto boxes may also contain low levels of the following allergens: Cereals containing gluten; Crustaceans; Eggs; Fish; Peanuts; Soya; Milk; Nuts: almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, cashews ,pecan nuts ,brazil nuts, pistachio nuts, macadamia nuts; Celery; Sesame; Sulphur dioxide and Sulphites; Lupin; Molluscs; Mustard.

Cooking Instructions
Instructions for 2 people (double for 4)
1 Honey Lamb Kofta

Preheat the oven to 220°C/ 200°C (fan)/ 425°F/ Gas 7

Boil a kettle

Add the bulgur wheat to a pot with 180ml (360ml) of boiling water, cover with a lid and place on a medium-low heat

Simmer for 5 min or until almost all the water is absorbed

2 Honey Lamb Kofta

Remove the bulgur from the heat and allow to rest with the lid on for 10 min or until all water has absorbed

Meanwhile, peel and finely dice the red onion(s)

Peel and grate or finely chop the garlic

3 Honey Lamb Kofta

Combine the lamb mince, garlic, ground cumin, honey and half the red onion with a generous amount of salt and pepper in a bowl

Add 3 tbsp (6 tbsp) of cooked bulgur

Mix thoroughly (use your hands for ease)

4 Honey Lamb Kofta

Divide the mixture into 6 (12) balls

Shape the balls into oval shapes (use wet hands to help the shaping process)

These are your kofta

Refrigerate the kofta until step 7 to help them firm up

5 Honey Lamb Kofta

Dice the tomato(es) finely

Remove the mint leaves and chop finely, discarding the stalks 

Chop the parsley finely, including the stalks

Combine the tomato, mint, parsley and remaining red onion in a bowl and set aside until step 8

6 Honey Lamb Kofta

Mix the yoghurt with 1 tbsp (2 tbsp) of olive oil and season generously with salt and pepper

7 Honey Lamb Kofta

Heat a large, dry, wide based pan (preferably non stick) on a high heat

When hot, add the lamb koftas

Cook for 5 min, turning them regularly so they cook evenly

Once charred on all sides, transfer them to a baking tray (use foil to avoid mess)

Place in the oven for 8-10 min until they are firm to touch 


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Mix the bulgur wheat through the tomato, red onion and chopped herbs and season generously with salt and pepper

Add a drizzle of olive oil and mix well

Serve the kofta with the bulgur salad and yoghurt 


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