Lamb Kofta with Tea Crumpets

Lamb Kofta with Tea Crumpets


Ingredients for Mint Butter Sauce
  • 20g Shallot
  • 4-5 White Peppercorns, cracked
  • 50ml White Vinegar
  • 50ml Cream
  • 10g Fresh Mint, chopped
  • 100g Butter, diced
Ingredients for Mint Crumpet
  • 125ml Brewed Warm Moroccan Mint Green Tea
  • 1tsp. Tea Leaves (same tea)
  • 250ml Warm Milk
  • 1tsp. Dried Yeast
  • 1tsp. Sugar
  • 225g Strong Flour, sifted
  • ½tsp. Salt
  • 10 Fresh Mint Leaves, finely chopped
Ingredients for Lamb Kofta
  • 100g Lamb Mince
  • 20g Red Onion, finely chopped
  • 10g Continental Parsley Leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 Garlic Clove, crushed
  • Pinch Ground Cumin
  • Pinch Ground Coriander
  • Pinch Ground Cinnamon
  • 10g Tomato Paste
  • 35g Fresh Breadcrumbs
  • 1 Egg, lightly whisked
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 2tbsp. Olive Oil

Preparation Instructions

Mint Butter Sauce Method
  • Reduce the vinegar, shallots and peppercorns and half the mint in the vinegar.
  • Add the cream.
  • Gradually mix in the butter.
  • Take off heat, let cool and pass through muslin cloth.
  • Season and add the remaining chopped mint.
Mint Crumpet Method

  • In a bowl add the brewed tea and milk.
  • Sprinkle over dried yeast and sugar and mix thoroughly.
  • Add the flour, mix into the batter – this should resemble a thick cream.
  • Cover and allow to rest for 1 hour in a warm place.
  • Mix thoroughly; add salt, tea leaves and fresh mint.
  • Using a non-stick pan or griddle, spoon batter into greased rings, cook for 5-6 minutes until ‘holes’ appear on the top of the Crumpets, turn, cook for a further 1 minute.
  • Heat under the grill/salamander before use.
Lamb Kofta Method

  • Combine the lamb, onion, parsley, garlic, cumin, coriander, cinnamon and tomato paste in a bowl.
  • Add the breadcrumbs and egg, and stir until well combined.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Divide mixture into 8 patties.
  • Place on prepared tray.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place in fridge for 15 minutes to chill.
  • Lightly oil and grill for 2-3 minutes on each side.