Kofta with Pinenuts


1 pound of ground chicken or beef
1⁄2 onion chopped
2 cloves of garlic
5 Tbsp of toasted pinenuts
1/3 cup of chopped parsley
2 green chili’s chopped
1 Tbsp of Maani’s Chicken Tikka Masala Spice Blend
Salt and Pepper
4 Tbsp of Golden Raisins

Yogurt Dipping Sauce:
1⁄2 cup of sour cream
1⁄2 cup of greek yogurt
1 Tbsp grated lemon zest
2 Tbsp of fresh lemon juice
1 small garlic chopped
salt and pepper
Combine everything together and
mix to make a smooth yogurt sauce.


  1. Place all the kofta ingredients in a bowl and mix everything together well.
  2. Form the meat mixture into kofta’s and heat the oil in a medium sized fry pan over medium high heat and sear them on all sides until golden
    brown approx. 5 minutes on each side.
  3. Take the kofta out of the pan and serve on a platter and scatter more toasted pinenuts on top with a dollup of yogurt dipping sauce and enjoy!

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