Spiced lamb balls recipe

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  • Healthy
makes: 8
Skill: easy

Nutrition per portion

Calories 270 kCal 14%
Fat 10g 14%
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    • For the lamb balls:
    • 500g (1lb) minced lamb1-2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
    • 1 green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
    • 1 level tsp ground cumin
    • 2 level tbsp chopped fresh coriander
    • Salt and ground black pepper
    • For the yogurt dressing:
    • 2-3 level tbsp chopped fresh mint
    • 200ml carton natural Greek yogurt
    • To serve:
    • 8 small pitta breads, warmed
    • Shredded lettuce


    • Set the oven to Gas Mark 6/200°C.

    • To make the lamb balls: Tip the lamb into a bowl, add rest of ingredients and mix together well. Divide mixture into 24. Shape into balls and place on a baking sheet.

    • Bake the lamb balls in the centre of the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until they are an even golden colour. Remove them from the oven and turn them out on to absorbent kitchen paper to drain them.

    • While the lamb balls are cooking, make the dressing by stirring the chopped mint into the yogurt.

    • Split the pitta breads open and place some lettuce into each. Top with 3 lamb balls and spoon over some of the dressing. Serve immediately.

    Top tip for making Spiced lamb balls

    These can be prepared a day in advance, up to the end of step 2. Cover with cling film and keep in the fridge until ready to cook.

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