Lamb Kaftas with Rose Infused Dipping Sauce
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Lamb Kaftas with Rose Infused Dipping Sauce

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The cuisines of North Africa and the Middle East influence these kaftas or lamb patties. Serve with a rose-infused minted yogurt sauce. Photo credit: Adrianna Adarme from A Cozy Kitchen.
  • 25m

    prep time

  • 15m

    Cook Time

  • 138

    Calories

  • 15

    Ingredients

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Ingredients

12

Servings

Rose-Infused Dipping Sauce

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped, peeled and seeded cucumber
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon rose water

Lamb Kaftas

Instructions

  • For the Dipping Sauce, mix yogurt, cucumber, mint and rose water in medium bowl. Cover. Refrigerate until ready to serve

  • For the Lamb Kaftas, mix lamb, onion, poppy seed, cumin, salt, black pepper, cinnamon and cayenne pepper in large bowl. Add egg; mix well. Form 2 heaping tablespoons of the lamb mixture into a 3-inch long roll. Repeat with remaining lamb mixture to make about 12 kaftas

  • Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in large skillet on medium heat. Add 1/2 of the kaftas; cook 7 minutes or until cooked through and browned on all sides. Drain on paper towels. Repeat with remaining kaftas, adding remaining 1 tablespoon oil as needed

  • To serve kaftas, carefully slide a wooden skewer lengthwise through center of each kafta. Serve with Dipping Sauce

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