The Best Lamb Kofta Wraps Recipe
Bring the flavours of the Middle East into your home with these homemade lamb kofta wraps! They’re tender, moist, full of flavour and make the best weekday dinner or lunch EVER!
Is there anything better than lamb kofta wraps drenched in a homemade garlic yoghurt sauce and topped with an array of delicious salads? Um…absolutely not!
These kofta wraps are perfectly seasoned, so easy to make and this recipe tastes utterly incredible. It’s a great way to turn simple lamb mince into something special.
It’s perfect for summer grilling or to cook in a frying pan or tawa throughout the year. Plus, you can serve these lamb koftas with homemade flatbreads for an unforgettable meal.
Why You’ll Like This Recipe
- The lamb mince is seasoned with Middle Eastern flavours, and it tastes incredible.
- This recipe is so easy to follow and you can make it in only 30 minutes.
- You only need a few simple ingredients.
- This recipe is very versatile and you can add your favourite toppings into each wrap.
- You can make the lamb koftas ahead of time and turn them into wraps when ready.
Watch How To Make Lamb Kofta Wraps
Below are the few ingredients needed to make homemade lamb kofta wraps:
- Lamb Mince: I use 20% fat lamb mince; this helps to create lamb koftas with a juicy and moist texture.
- Lamb Kofta Seasonings: The seasonings are made from a mixture of fresh parsley, salt, chilli flakes, paprika, ginger and garlic paste, black pepper and cumin.
- Wraps Or Flatbreads: For this recipe you can use standard tortilla wraps or more traditional flatbreads and pitta breads.
- Salad: Fill each kofta kebab wrap with your favourite salad toppings. I like to add diced lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, red onions and a squeezing of lemon juice.
- Garlic Sauce: To make this creamy sauce, a mixture of garlic yoghurt, mayonnaise (optional), garlic powder (or minced garlic), lemon juice, salt and black pepper are mixed together. See my full kebab shop garlic sauce recipe for full instructions.
Kofta Cooking Methods
There are many ways that you can cook these lamb koftas, three popular cooking methods are over the grill (barbecue), fried over a stove or grilled in the oven.
Traditionally, koftas are grilled or roasted over a hot fire which gives the meat a delicious smoky flavour. I like to fry the meat in a tawa or frying pan but cooking it in the oven also works really well.
How To Make Lamb Kofta Wraps
Below is a step-by-step guide on how to make the best lamb kofta kebab wraps. Full recipe instructions are on the recipe card:
Add lamb mince to a large mixing bowl followed by all the ground spices, diced parsley and ginger and garlic paste.
Use your hands to mix the seasonings into the meat until evenly distributed.
Portion the seasoned lamb mince into 8 to 10 even-sized balls. Take one ball and use your hands to mould the meat around a skewer. Watch the video to see how I did this.
TIP: If you’re making these koftas on the grill, soak the wooden skewers in water to prevent it from burning. Otherwise, you can use flat metal skewers.
Heat a pan or tawa on a medium heat and drizzle 1 to 2 teaspoons of oil. Place 2 to 3 koftas in the pan and fry for 3 to 5 minutes on both sides.
TIP: You can add more or less koftas depending on the size of the pan you are using.
How To Make The Garlic Yoghurt (Optional)
In a mixing bowl add Greek style yoghurt, mayonnaise, lemon juice, diced garlic, black pepper and salt to the mixing bowl. Mix together until evenly distributed.
Prep The Salad (Optional)
To make the accompanying salad, simply dice your vegetables of choice. To save time, you can prepare the salad and garlic sauce whilst the koftas are frying.
What Do You Serve With Lamb Kofta?
I’ve also listed a few sides you can serve these wraps with:
Lamb Kofta Wrap Recipe Variations
Change The Meat: Instead of lamb mince, you can switch the recipe and make a kofta wrap with beef, turkey or pork mince instead.
Add Heat: Bring up the spice level by finely dicing chillies and add it to the lamb mince with the other ingredients.
Marinate The Mince With Yoghurt: Before shaping the koftas, marinate the mince in spices and add three tablespoons of yoghurt. This helps to tenderise the meat.
My Top Tips
Instead of shaping the meat onto skewers like kofta kebabs, you can mould the mince into small balls. You’ll end up with around 21 balls but can get more or less depending on the size of each ball.
For an even more intense flavour, swap ginger and garlic paste for freshly diced garlic and root ginger. Leave the meat to marinate in the seasonings for at least 1 hour for the flavours to infuse into the meat.
Fry the mince koftas until charred on both sides, if you see pink pieces of meat then it needs to cook further.
Make sure the pan is hot before you start adding the koftas to it, otherwise the koftas will absorb excess oil and turn really oily and greasy.
How To Store and Freeze
Place any leftover lamb koftas in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 2 to 3 days. If you want to freeze the koftas, place it in a freezer-safe container and keep it for up to 3 months. You can also freeze the mince uncooked.
Defrost the koftas in the fridge or reheat in the oven from frozen at 180˚C for 20 minutes or until piping hot throughout.
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Lamb Kofta Wraps (With Garlic Sauce)
- 4 Wraps Or Flatbreads (2 Koftas Per Wrap)
- 500 g Lamb Mince
- 2 tbsp Parsley
- 1 tbsp Ginger And Garlic Paste
- 2 tsp Red Chilli Flakes
- 2 tsp Cumin
- 1 tsp Paprika
- ½ tsp Salt
- 5 tbsp Natural Greek Yoghurt
- 5 tbsp Mayonnaise See Notes
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder (Or Minced Garlic)
- 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
- ½ tsp Salt
- ½ tsp Black Pepper
- Red Onions
- Cherry Tomatoes
- Add lamb mince to a large mixing bowl followed by all the ground spices, diced parsley and ginger and garlic paste.500 g Lamb Mince, 2 tbsp Parsley, 1 tbsp Ginger And Garlic Paste, 2 tsp Red Chilli Flakes, 2 tsp Cumin, 1 tsp Paprika, ½ tsp Salt
- Use your hands to mix the seasonings into the meat until evenly distributed.
- Portion the seasoned lamb mince into 8 to 10 even-sized balls. Take one ball and use your hands to mould the meat around a skewer. Watch the video to see how I did this.
- Heat a pan or tawa on a medium heat and drizzle 1 to 2 teaspoons of oil. Place 2 to 3 koftas in the pan and fry for 3 to 5 minutes on both sides.
Garlic SauceAdding mayonnaise to the garlic sauce is optional, it helps to thicken the sauce and adds extra flavour. If you just want to use natural Greek yoghurt, double the amount and use 10 tbsp instead of 5 tbsp.
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