Kofte Spice Mix

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Makes 18 teaspoons – Use about 6 teaspoons per 500g of lamb or beef

Mix the 500g of meat with the spice mix, a grated red onion, a handful of fresh mint and another of parsley and a tablespoon of sunflower oil and place, covered, in the fridge for around 4 hours.

  • 4 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 4 teaspoons of salt

Mix the spices together in a small bowl or container. Store, tightly sealed, at room temperature up to 3 months.

When ready, cook on a BBQ or grill and eat in a wrap of pitta with yogurt, a simple tomato and cucumber salad and a load of hot sauce!


4 Comments

  • LaVerne Fortson

    26th April 2014

    I have been looking for a recipe for Kofte Spice Blend. Thank you very much! However, I probably won’t use this up in 3 months. Is the shelve life really only good for 3 months?
    Is there a way to extend it well beyond this time period?

    Thank you.
    LaVerne

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  • LaVerne Fortson

    26th April 2014

    I forgot to click the notify button for a response to my question. Basically, I wanted to know if I could extend the shelf life of the Kofte spice recipe beyond 3 months.

    Thank you for the recipe.

    LaVerne

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  • williamkay

    26th April 2014

    Yes, time periods are only a guide. Spices, once powdered, do lose their flavour and start to taste more dusty than spicy but you can keep for as long as you like and it will still add a good Kofte flavour. I have heard that freezing extends spice shelf life but its best to remove all the air from the container/bag that you are freezing them in. The recipe is only enough for 3 batches anyway…. Enjoy!

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  • LaVerne Fortson

    26th April 2014

    Thank you very much for taking time to answer my question. I really appreciate your recipe and kindness. Will make the Kofte mix first thing tomorrow and store it as you recommended. Thank you again. Have a wonderful weekend.

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