Kofta Kebabs served with Pitta Discs,Paprika Chips,Raita and Spicy Tomato Chutney Kofta Kebabs served with Pitta Discs,Paprika Chips,Raita and Spicy Tomato Chutney

Kofta Kebabs served with Pitta Discs,Paprika Chips,Raita and Spicy Tomato Chutney

Takes time to prepare but worth the effort. Spiced beef koftas can be cooked on grill or barbecue and served with a tomato salsa, spicy potato wedges, cooling yogurt riata and homemade pitta breads.

prep time
40 mins

cook time
35 minutes

serves
4 people

Ingredients

  • 225g/8oz lean beef mince
  • 1 slice thin white bread
  • 1 small red pepper, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 small onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  • Salt and freshly milled black pepper
  • 10ml/2tsp garam masala
  • 1 small piece fresh root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
  • For the Spicy Tomato Chutney

  • :3 large ripe tomatoes, skinned, deseeded and roughly chopped
  • 5ml/1tsp ground paprika
  • 15ml/1tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 5ml/1tsp caster sugar
  • For the Paprika Chips

  • 2 medium baking potatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 30ml/2tbsp ground paprika
  • 30ml/2tbsp sunflower oil
  • For the Pitta Discs

  • :225g/8oz strong white bread flour
  • 7g sachet fast acting dried yeast
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of caster sugar
  • 15ml/1tbsp oil
  • For the Raita

  • :45ml/3tbsp natural yogurt
  • ¼ cucumber, finely diced
  • 1 small garlic clove, peeled and crushed
  • Small bunch freshly chopped coriander
  • Extra oil, for kebabs

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to Gas mark 4, 180°C,350°F.
  2. Place the bread in a food processor and whizz to form breadcrumbs.
  3. With clean hands, in a large bowl, mix together the mince, red pepper, half the onion, garlic, salt and pepper, garam masala, ginger and breadcrumbs.
  4. Divide the mixture into 4 equal pieces and mould onto four wooden satay or kebab skewers (soaked in water for 20 minutes), cover with cling film and chill in the fridge for 15-20 minutes.
  5. To make the spicy tomato chutney; put the tomatoes in a pan with the remaining onion, paprika, white wine vinegar and sugar. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until soft. Transfer to a small serving bowl and chill until required.
  6. Put the wedges on a non-stick baking tray, season and sprinkle with the half the paprika. Drizzle with the sunflower oil and roast for 30-35 minutes.
  7. To make the pitta discs; place the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Mix the oil with the water, make a well in the centre of the flour and pour in the liquid.
  8. Knead on a floured surface for about 5 minutes and shape into 4 x 9cm/3½inch discs. Transfer to a lightly greased ovenproof baking tray and cook for 5-7 minutes, turning once. Remove and set aside until required.
  9. Brush the kebabs with the oil and cook under a moderate preheated grill or prepared barbecue for 12-16 minutes, turning occasionally or until any meat juices run clear.
  10. Meanwhile to make the raita; in a small bowl mix all the ingredients together and spoon into a small serving bowl.
  11. Serve the kebabs with the paprika chips, pitta discs, chutney and raita.