These spicy kofta are really easy to make and, at only 36 calories each, fit in perfectly to a 5:2 menu. We had them with a big helping of salad with feta and olives, a dollop of reduced fat hummous and some home-made tomato toast (just toasted sourdough bread, piled high with finely chopped tomatoes and spring onions and left just long enough for the juice to soak into the bread – yum!). All that came to just over 400 calories, so you could easily have it as a fast day meal.
I got 9 kofta out of this mix, but you might get more (or less). To make it easier for you, the calories count of the whole mixture is 324 – just divide that by however many kofta you make.
5:2 recipe: skinny lamb and spinach kofta – 36 calories each
Ingredients – makes 9 (or more/less!)
- 150g lean lamb mince: 249 calories
- 40g frozen chopped spinach, defrosted: 10 calories
- 1/2 onion, finely chopped: 23 calories
- 2tsp harissa paste: 12 calories
- 1 cube Dorot ginger: 5 calories
- 5g frozen chopped garlic: 6 calories
- 1tsp ground cumin: 8 calories
- 1/2 tsp ground coriander: 5 calories
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon: 3 calories
- 1/2 tsp chilli flakes: 3 calories
- Put all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and squish it all together with your hands until thoroughly combined.
- Form into meatball or kofta shapes, place on a pre-heated baking tray and cook for around 25 minutes.
- Halfway through cooking time, check the kofta – if there’s a lot of juice/fat in the tray, tip it away and dry off the tray.