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Lamb Kofta Wraps

Spicy lamb koftas wraps, with salad, ajvar and mint joghurt.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins


For the yoghurt

  • 1 cup plain yoghurt
  • 2 tbsp mint finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic finely chopped

For the koftas

  • 320 g ground lamb
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ¼ tsp chili flakes
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper

For the wraps

  • 4 yufka flatbreads
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1 to mato sliced
  • 1 onion finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp ajvar
  • 1 lemon


  • First prepare the yoghurt. Mix the yoghurt with mint and garlic, set aside for later.
  • Heat a splash of olive oil in a small pan over medium heat. Add the chopped onions and garlic and cook for 5-6 minutes or until the onions have softened. Add the cumin and chili flakes and fry for another minute.
  • In a bowl combine the ground lamb with the onion mix. Add salt and pepper and mix well. Divide into 4 portions and form the lamb koftas. Try not to make them too thick or else they will take forever to cook.
  • How you cook the koftas is up to you. You can use a grill or you can make them in a griddle pan on your stove. Cook them for at least 10-15 minutes, turning them frequently until they are brown and cooked through on the inside. This completely depends on how thick you made them.
  • To assemble the wraps, spread 1-2 tsp ajvar on each wrap. Add a bit of lettuce, onions and two slices of tomato. Add the koftas, a generous splash of the mint yoghurt and a few sprinkles of lemon juice.
  • Or put everything on the table and let the people wrap their own wraps! Yum!