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Spiced Lamb Koftas with fall grilled vegetables and Pita and Raita

  • Yields: 2-4 Servings
  • Cook time: 20 minutes
  • Prep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 ground lamb
  • 5-6 baby radishes halved or quartered depending on size
  • 6-10 young carrots (peeled and cut lengthwise)
  • 2 diced white onion
  • 1/4 Greek yogurt
  • splash half and half
  • 4-5 pita
  • bundle of cilantro
  • bundle of mint
  • 1 heaping teaspoon diced green chilies (serranos are fine)
  • olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon sumac
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • kosher salt
  • fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

Prep
  1. Light the Masterbuilt Gravity Series™ 1050 Digital Charcoal Grill + Smoker and set it to 650 degrees F.
  2. Raita – Whisk together Yogurt, Half and Half, Sugar and Salt (pinch) thoroughly
  3. Vegetables – Carrots and Radishes are recommended, but feel free to use any fall veggie you would like. Toss them with olive oil (3 Tbsp), Sumac, Sesame Seeds, Oregano, Salt and Pepper to taste.
  4. Lamb Koftas – In a bowl, combine Ground Lamb, Salt (1 tsp), Cilantro (2 tbsp), Mint (2 tbsp), Green Chili, Diced Onions, Ginger, Garlic, Garam Masala, Cumin, Turmeric, Chili Powder, Drizzle of Olive Oil.
  5. Roll into an oval shaped patty.
Cooking
  1. Put veggies on the grill and turn every few minutes throughout the cooking time (10-15 minutes). Do this before preparing your koftas.
  2. Cook koftas for about 3-4 minutes on each side. If there's a flare up because of drippings you can move your patties to the edge of the grill.
  3. Lastly, put your flat bread on the grill for about 30-45 seconds on each side until warm and pliable.
Assembly
  1. Slice up grilled radishes, cut pita in half and open it up to form a pocket, put lamb kofta in the pocket with sliced radishes, fresh mint, cilantro, and raita. Place your grilled carrots on the side and drizzle with raita. Enjoy!

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

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