Lamb kofta in sweet-sour tomato sauce

Lamb kofta in sweet-sour tomato sauce

  • serves 4
  • A little effort

This recipe for lamb kofta in sweet-sour tomato sauce is guaranteed to make the whole family happy. It's packed full of flavour and ready in under an hour.



  • onion 1, finely chopped
  • oil
  • ground cinnamon 2 tsp
  • ground cumin 1 tbsp
  • lamb mince 500g
  • pine nuts 3 tbsp
  • tomatoes 400g tin, roughly mashed
  • golden caster sugar 2 tsp
  • red wine vinegar 2 tsp
  • parsley chopped to make 1 tbsp


  • Step 1

    Step 1

    Fry the onion in a little oil until it’s soft and translucent, then add the cinnamon and cumin and stir for a minute. Cool and then add half of the mixture to the mince along with the 2 tbsp pine nuts and season well. Divide it into 24 and roll each lump into a neat ball between your hands. Fry them in a little oil until they brown all over (you might need to do this in batches). Lift them into a sieve while you make the sauce.

  • Step 2

    Step 2

    Put the rest of the onion mix into the frying pan (tip out any excess oil first), and add the tomatoes, sugar and vinegar. Bubble the lot gently for 5 minutes, then add the kofta. Cook for 15 minutes, turning over the kofta half way. Make sure they are cooked through. Scatter on the remaining pine nuts and the parsley.


Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 386
  • Fat 26.5g
  • Saturates 8.5g
  • Carbs 8.2g
  • Fibre 2.1g
  • Protein 27.8g
  • Salt 0.3g