Meat Kofta with Hummus Sauce

CHEF’S TIP: If using chicken mince (which has no fat), add 30ml (2 T) water and 15ml (1 T) olive oil.

Makes approximately 40


  • 250g (8 oz) lamb mince
  • 250g (8 oz) beef mince
  • pinch of minced garlic
  • 15ml (1 tbs) tomato paste
  • 15ml (1 tbs) seasoning salt
  • 5ml (1 tsp) cumin
  • 5ml (1 tsp) coriander
  • pinch paprika
  • 30ml (2 tbs) Italian parsley, chopped
  • 15ml (1 tbs) olive oil
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • coarse salt and black pepper
  • For the Hummus Sauce:
    • 250ml (1 cup) hummus
    • 30ml (2 tbs) sun-dried tomato pesto
    • 10ml (2 tsp) lemon juice


  1. Mix all the ingredients together very well. Wet your hands and shape mince into small oval balls. Heat some olive oil in a frying pan. Lightly fry the mince balls on each side until browned. Place them in a preheated 180°C oven for about 8 minutes to cook them right through.
  2. For the Hummus Sauce:
    1. Stir all ingredients together. Serve with the kefta.