Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Serves: 7
Serving Size: 1 kofta patty
  • 500 g lean lamb, minced
  • 125 mL parsley leaves, fresh, packed
  • 3 cloves crushed garlic
  • 5 mL ground cumin
  • 5 mL ground coriander
  • 2 mL ground cinnamon
  • 35 g fresh bread crumbs, whole wheat
  • 1 large lightly whisked egg
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1 dash ground black pepper
  • 2 large peeled sliced thick tomatoes
  • 1 large peeled sliced onion
  • 30 mL tomato paste
  • 250 mL water
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Combine the lamb, parsley, garlic, cumin, coriander and cinnamon in a large glass bowl.
  3. Add the breadcrumbs and egg to the mixture and stir until well combined.
  4. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Using your hands, divide the kofta into 7 balls and then flatten each ball into a circle to obtain kofta patties.
  6. In a baking pan, arrange the kofta patties, next to one another.
  7. Place the tomato slices as a layer on top of the kofta then place the onion slices as a layer on top of the tomatoes.
  8. Dissolve tomato paste in water and them pour in to the baking pan.
  9. Cover the baking pan with aluminum foil and place in preheated oven for 30 minutes or until meat is cooked.
  10. Remove aluminum foil and leave for an additional 5 minutes in the oven before taking it out.