Spicy Chicken Koftes

Spicy chicken koftesThese delicious balls of yumminess go fantastically with my herby flatbreads with a sweet chilli sauce and green salad. Give them a go and you won’t be disappointed. (And a big thank you to Jacquey Newton, who takes the photos for all my recipes, for this dish!)




1 tbsp cumin seeds, dry fried for 2 mins

85g natural yogurt

1 tbsp mild curry paste (Thai green curry paste is nice)

4 spring onions chopped

1/2 red pepper, finely diced

2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves

salt and pepper

450g skinless boneless chicken breast



  1. Mix together the cumin seeds, yogurt, curry paste, spring onions, red pepper and coriander. Season and mix well.
  2. Place the chicken in a food processor and blend until fairly smooth. Add to the yogurt mixture and mix well with your fingers.
  3. Shape into 12 balls (or you can make 20 small ones), place on a non-stick baking sheet and chill for 10 mins.

To cook, either lightly oil and grill for 8-10 mins turning occasionally or bake in oven for 30 mins on Gas Mark 5/190 degrees.


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