Fruity Lamb Kofta on Warm Homemade pitas
To eat a Fruity Lamb Kofta on a homemade pita in real life, you have two choices! You can either spend a fortune and travel to some exotic Mediterranean destination or you can hop down to you nearest supermarket and try to make them yourself. I would sell parts of “me” to visit some exotic destination right now, but at this moment I will have to be satisfied with the trip down the road…
Mind you, I like visiting my local supermarket to browse around, because there between the aisles, I often find inspiration that becomes hearty and wholesome meals. Being the mom of two almost-teenagers, I am often faced with their request for take-away food. “Hand food” they sometimes call it. Now, as a foodie, feeding my family over-processed and deep-fried food too often is something I try to avoid, so when I try a recipe for take-aways that they will enjoy, I have a winner!
A packet of lamb mince was my lucky find on a recent trip to the butchery section and although you can make these koftas with beef, lamb is just so much better in this recipe. The little nuggets of apricot goes exceptionally well with the lamb and in a way it reminds you of a typical Cape Malay Sosatie. It becomes perfect teenager “hand food” when you wrap them in warm pitas with lots of fresh salad and Greek yogurt.
Fruit Lamb Kofta
500gr lamb mince
1 big onion – grated
about 15 Turkish Apricots
1 tsp fine cinnamon
1 tsp turmeric
fresh coriander – chopped
Mix all the ingredients together and shape into oblong-shaped koftas. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 20-25 minutes or grill them in a griddle pan. Make a little salad with shredded lettuce, a few mint leaves, chopped tomatoes and fresh avocado. Serve with koftas with warm pitas, the salad and lots of Greek yogurt.