Delicious Cocktail Koftas

Chhote kofte

Preparation info
  • Makes 30 meatballs, serves


    for snacks
    • Difficulty


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By Madhur Jaffrey

Published 2023

  • About

Almost every country has some type of meatball. This Indian one is made out of minced lamb and you can eat it as part of a meal, or you could stick toothpicks into the koftas and serve them as snacks.


For the meatballs

  • 450 g/1 lb minced lamb
  • ½ teaspoon salt<


  1. Combine all the ingredients for the meatballs. Dip your hands in water whenever you need to and form about 30 meatballs.
  2. For the sauce, put the garlic and ginger into a food processor or blender along with the 4 tablespoons of water. Blend until you have a paste. Put in a bowl and stir in the cumin, coriander, paprika and cayenne.
  3. Heat the oil in a he