Recipe Tip: Lamb Kofte Stuffed with Spinach, Almonds and Raisins

Recipe Tip: Lamb Kofte Stuffed with Spinach, Almonds and Raisins

Top Recipe for 4 Persons. All ingredients and tips for getting it right. The subtle spicing, nuts and raisins give this kofte recipe a distinctive Moorish flavour. Rolling, stuffing and slicing transforms this dish into something quite special.



    1. Step 1

      Heat the oven to 150°C. Spread the almonds for the stuffing on a baking tray and roast for 10 minutes. Leave to cool.
    2. Step 2

      Increase the oven temperature to 180°C.
    3. Step 3

      For the kofte, mix the lamb mince in a bowl with the other ingredients and knead vigorously with your hands until well combined. Alternatively, use a blender or food processor, working in batches. The mixture should be smooth.
    4. Step 4

      For the filling, roughly chop the roasted almonds and mix well with the other filling ingredients in a bowl.
    5. Step 5

      Place a sheet of cling film (about 25 x 30cm) on the work surface, brush with a little olive oil and flatten half of the mince on top, preferably with the help of a second sheet of cling film.
    6. Step 6

      Remove the top sheet of cling film and spread half of the filling over the mince mixture leaving a 2cm border around the edges. Carefully roll into a compact cylinder with the help of the cling film. Repeat the process with the remaining mince and filling.
    7. Step 7

      Transfer both rolls to an oiled roasting tin, brush with olive oil and roast for 30–40 minutes until the kofte are brown all over.
    8. Step 8

      Let rest for at least 10 minutes before cutting cut into finger-thick slices.
    9. Step 9

      Serve with blanched cabbage leaves tossed in butter and grilled peppers, if you like.
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