Allyson Gofton - Dukkah-dusted Kofta In Pita Pockets

Publish Date
Friday, 30 March 2018, 2:04PM
By Allyson Gofton

Mince is so versatile and can so quickly be turned into an exotic-flavoured meal.


  • 500 grams lean beef or lamb mince
  • 2 tsp minced ginger
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tblsp chopped fresh mint
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • ¾-1 cup dukkah
  • 4-6 pita pockets
  • lettuce leaves, tomatoes, red onion to serve
  • natural unsweetened yoghurt and chopped fresh mint to serve


  1. Mix beef or lamb mince with ginger, garlic, coriander, cumin, mint, breadcrumbs and egg.
  2. With wet hands, shape mixture into small flat patties or koftas and toss in a bag of dukkah.
  3. Cook in a medium-hot frying pan for 8 minutes, turning regularly to avoid burning the spices.
  4. Cut pita pockets in half, cover and heat in microwave for 1-2 minutes. Fill pita pockets with lettuce, tomatoes, red onion and the koftas. Mix yoghurt and mint to spoon over before serving.

Cooks Tips

- For a smoother, more authentic kofta mixture, process the beef or lamb mince, ginger, garlic, coriander, cumin, mint, breadcrumbs and egg in a food processor. - Dukkah is a loose mix of nuts and spices. It hails from Egypt and each family usually has its own special mix.

Find more delicious recipes by Allyson here.

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