Peanut Lamb Skewers

15 minutes + 10 minutes Serves 12


  • 450 g lamb mince
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground paprika
  • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped peanuts
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • Coriander, plus extra to garnish
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges, to serve
  • 1/2 cup yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh chilli
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1. In a large bowl place the lamb, garlic, cumin, coriander and paprika, spring onion, salt, pepper, ½ cup peanuts, egg, breadcrumbs and combine well.

2. Divide the mixture into 12 balls. Shape each ball onto a skewer to make a kofta shape. Roll each skewer lightly in the remaining nuts. Refrigerate until ready to cook.

3. Heat the oil in a pan or on a BBQ hotplate and fry the skewers a few at a time, turning to cook on all sides. This will take 5-8 minutes.

4. To make yoghurt dip, combine yoghurt, mint and chilli in a small bowl.

5. Serve the lamb skewers warm, with a sprinkle of coriander, a squeeze of lemon and yoghurt dip on the side.