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Lamb Kofte Tagine Recipe - How to Make Lamb Kofte Tagine

Lamb Kofte Tagine
Ready in 1 hour and 10 minutes

Ingredients Serves 6

750g lamb mince
1 onion , grated
1 red chilli , finely chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
2 cloves , ground
coriander leaves from a large bunch
1 egg
olive oil
2 x 400g tins of chopped tomatoes or tinned cherry tomatoes
400ml chicken stock
1 cinnamon stick


a large chunk root ginger , roughly chopped
1 onion , roughly chopped
2 garlic cloves , roughly chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp paprika
coriander roots from a large bunch
a couple of pinches chilli powder

  1. Mix the lamb, onion, chilli, spices and half the coriander leaves. Add the egg and season well, then combine everything with clean hands. Form into small meatballs about the size of a walnut. Put all the spice paste ingredients in a food processor with a splash of olive oil and whizz to a paste.
  2. Fry the meatballs in a little oil in a large frying pan until browned all over (you may need to do this in batches). Scoop out, then fry the spice paste until fragrant. Add the tomatoes and chicken stock and cinnamon and simmer for 15 minutes. Add back the meatballs and cook for another 20 minutes until cooked through. Stir through the rest of the coriander leaves to finish.
Nutrition Per serving
319 kcalories, protein 28g, carbohydrate 8.1g, fat 19.6 g, saturated fat 8.7g, fibre 1.9g, salt 0.95 g

Recipe from olive magazine, January 2010.

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