Koftas with Raita
500g/1lb 2oz minced (ground) lean steak
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander (cilantro)
½ tsp ground cumin
a pinch of chilli powder
salt and ground black pepper
sunflower oil to brush
For the raita
2 tsp chopped fresh mint
250g/9oz/1 cup natural yogurt
1 To make the raita, peel the cucumber, then cut in half lengthways and scoop out the seeds. Cut into small dice and place in a bowl. Add the mint, yogurt and some salt and pepper. Stir well and transfer to a serving bowl. Cover and chill in the refrigerator until required.
2 Put the minced steak, onion, garlic, coriander, cumin, chilli powder, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
3 Divide the mixture into 8 portions and roll into sausage shapes. Press onto 8 skewers and brush lightly with oil.
4 Cook under a hot grill (broiler), turning occasionally, for 8 minutes, until browned and cooked through. Serve with the raita.