Sriracha Lamb Koftas

These sriracha lamb koftas are delicious served in lightly toasted pittas packed full of salad and onion, served with lots more sriracha for dipping. Gently spiced with cumin, sriracha and full of garlic and chives. They’re delicious eaten alfresco or on the BBQ. Make them for a delicious change to burgers.

Serves 4

Makes 8 koftas


400g lamb mince

3 tablespoons sriracha

1/2 teaspoon cumin

3 cloves garlic – minced

Salt and cracked black pepper to season

12 chives – snipped small

Glug of olive oil

Extra sriracha for dipping

Pitta and salad with onion to serve.


Add the lamb mince and all your ingredients to a large mixing bowl. Mix thoroughly to combine. I do this wearing disposable gloves!

Form the mince into 8 patties. I do this by dividing the mince into half and making four out of each half of the mince so I get even koftas. If time is on your side pop them in the fridge for an hour or so to firm up. If not pop them straight into a hot pan with a glug or two of olive oil in it.

With a pan slice move the patties about and turn every now and then to cook evenly. You might need to press them down with the pan slice to keep them in a nice shape.

Once they look bronzed and lightly crisp they’re ready to serve.

Lightly toast your pittas and cut in half. Open them with a knife being careful not to let the steam scald you! Now load in your koftas along with all the salad and onion and more sriracha. Enjoy!