Spiced lamb balls Recipe

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  • Healthy





Nutrition per portion

Calories 270 kCal 14%
Fat 10g 14%

Try making these delicious homemade stuffed pittas – and you’ll never go to the local takeaway again!


  • For the lamb balls:
  • 500g (1lb) minced lamb1-2 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 level tsp ground cumin
  • 2 level tbsp chopped fresh coriander
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • For the yogurt dressing:
  • 2-3 level tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 200ml carton natural Greek yogurt
  • To serve:
  • 8 small pitta breads, warmed
  • Shredded lettuce


  • Set the oven to Gas Mark 6/200°C.

  • To make the lamb balls: Tip the lamb into a bowl, add rest of ingredients and mix together well. Divide mixture into 24. Shape into balls and place on a baking sheet.

  • Bake the lamb balls in the centre of the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until they are an even golden colour. Remove them from the oven and turn them out on to absorbent kitchen paper to drain them.

  • While the lamb balls are cooking, make the dressing by stirring the chopped mint into the yogurt.

  • Split the pitta breads open and place some lettuce into each. Top with 3 lamb balls and spoon over some of the dressing. Serve immediately.

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These can be prepared a day in advance, up to the end of step 2. Cover with cling film and keep in the fridge until ready to cook.