Indian Lamb Koftas with Coconut Rice

Created by Tracy Healy, LACA School Chef of the Year 2017.

These delicately spiced lamb koftas are enriched with classic Indian flavours served on a bed of colourful, coconutinfused Tilda rice. Straight from the hustle and bustle of Mumbai’s street food sellers – they’re little skewers of spiced heaven.

Ingredients

Lamb Koftas

  • 960g minced lamb
  • 180g onions, finely diced/minced
  • 3 tsp garlic powder
  • 3 tsp garam masala
  • 3 tsp mint sauce
  • Salt and pepper to season
  • 3 tsp vegetable bouillon
  • 24 cherry tomatoes
  • 12 skewers

Coconut Rice

  • 420g Tilda Brown & White rice
  • 300g onions, finely diced
  • 60g ginger, finely chopped
  • 60g garlic, finely chopped
  • 300g spring onions, chopped
  • 300g carrot, grated
  • 60g fresh coriander, chopped
  • Pinch of salt/pepper
  • 5 tsp vegetable bouillon
  • 4 tbsp oil
  • 600ml coconut milk
  • 600ml water

Method

Lamb Koftas

  1. Mix all the ingredients together apart from the cherry tomatoes and shape into 36 small balls.
  2. Place the balls on a skewer, placing a cherry tomato in between each one.
  3. Cook for about 20 minutes at 180˚C/Gas Mark 4, then serve with the coconut rice.

Coconut Rice

  1. Cook the Tilda Brown & White rice as per the on-pack instructions.
  2. While the rice is cooking, soften the onions, garlic and ginger in the oil, then add the grated carrot and continue cooking until soft. Add the seasoning, vegetable bouillon, coconut milk and water and reduce slightly.
  3. Once the rice is cooked, drain and add it to the above mixture, then mix and add the spring onion and fresh coriander. The rice is then ready to serve.