- 1 Pack Minced Lamb (400g) (Lean if possible)
- 1 Onion (150g)
- 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil (10g)
- 1 Can Chick Peas (400g)
- 1 Teaspoon Curry Paste (5g)
- 4 Pitta Breads (340g) (large, wholemeal)
- 2 Tomatoes (170g)
- 12 Slices Cucumber (72g)
- 8 Leaves Lettuce (40g)
- 4 Tablespoons Low Fat Natural Yoghurt (160g)
Always check the label of each ingredient for allergy warnings.
- Peel and finely chop the onion.
- Heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry the onion for 5 minutes until lightly browned, then stir in the curry paste.
- Start heating the grill so that it is hot when required.
- Drain the chickpeas, then crush them with a fork or a potato masher.
- Mix the onion, lamb and chickpeas together.
- Shape the mix into 8 sausage shapes.
- Grill for 8-10 minutes, turning them once.
- Meanwhile, wash and slice the tomatoes and cucumber, and wash and shred the lettuce.
- Toast the pitta breads then carefully slit each one open with a knife to make a pocket.
- Enjoy the kofte kebab hot, in the pitta bread, with salad and a spoonful of yoghurt.
Time Saver Tips
Prepare the mix in advance, and keep refrigerated until you are ready to eat.
Cost Saver Tips
Use different types of mince , such as turkey, or lean beef mince.
Tips for Kids
Use their favourite salad vegetables, such as cherry tomatoes or carrot sticks. You can also shape the mixture into small meatballs, to serve with pasta or rice and tomato sauce.
Based on a single serving of 373g
Nutrition labels on the front of packaging
- Most of the big supermarkets and many food manufacturers display nutritional information on the front of pre-packed food.
- Front of pack nutrition labels provide information on the number of grams of fat, saturated fat, sugars and salt and the amount of energy (in kJ and kcal) in a serving or portion of a recipe.
- The labels also include information about reference intakes (expressed as a percentage) which are guidelines about the approximate amount of particular nutrients and energy required for a healthy diet.
- The colour coding tells you at a glance if the food has high (red), medium (amber) or low (green) amounts of fat, saturated fat, sugars and salt.
- The more greens on the label, the healthier the choice
- Amber means neither high nor low, so you can eat foods with all or mostly ambers on the label most of the time.
- Reds on the label means the food is high in that nutrient and these are the foods we should cut down on. Try to eat these foods less often and in small amounts.
Food shopping tips
If you’re trying to decide which product to choose, check to see if there's a nutrition label on the front of the pack. This will help you to quickly assess how your choices stack up. You will often find a mixture of red, amber and green colour coding for the nutrients. So when you're choosing between similar products, try to go for more greens and ambers and fewer reds if you want to make a healthier choice.