Scotch Lamb & Root Koftas

Scotch Lamb & Root Koftas

serves 10-12


  • 250g Scotch Lamb mince

  • 1 tbsp olive oil, plus extra for frying

  • 1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped (about 65g)

  • 65g parsnip, peeled and grated (about half a medium parsnip)

  • ½ tsp ground cumin

  • ½ tsp ground coriander

  • ½ tbsp freshly ground black pepper

Cooking Method

  1. Heat the oil in a frying pan over a medium heat and fry the onion and grated parsnip for 5 minutes until soft.
  2. Remove from the heat and tip into a food processor.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients, apart from the oil and blitz until smooth.
  4. Carefully use your hands to form koftas by placing a heaped tablespoon of the mixture into your palm and closing your hands. (The koftas will have indents where your fingers meet making these easier for little ones to grip). You can wet your hands in cold water to make this easier if you wish.
  5. Fry in olive oil for 10 minutes, turning every couple of minutes to ensure they’re cooked evenly.
  6. Serve with strips of toasted pitta bread, crudités and some beetroot hummus.

NB: If you’re weaning with puree, simply blitz the cooked koftas in a food processor with the blade attachment or use a stick blender. You can add extra roasted vegetables if you wish. Portion into ice cube trays, freeze and then once frozen transfer into freezer bags.

NB: Cooked beetroot is sold in vacuum packs in the supermarket usually in the salad aisle.

Where can I buy Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork?

Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork are available at most supermarkets, usually at the butcher counter. Just ask the counter staff if you’re not sure.

You can also buy Scotch Beef PGI, Scotch Lamb PGI and Specially Selected Pork at independent butchers.

Find your nearest at our sister site below.

Scotch Butchers Club

If you’re not in the mood for cooking, Scotch Beef PGI is also served at many quality restaurants. Find one near you at our sister site below.

Scotch Beef Club

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