We’re South Africans, and to a man (or woman) we love to socialise outdoors with a braai – especially on public holidays. So seize the moment on Human Rights Day this coming Wednesday (March 21) to make and share Mushroom Kofta with Spicy Tomato Sauce https://bit.ly/2DvIQ4X with friends. Enjoy! #autumn #Easter #humanrightsday #fingerfood #familyandfriends #smilesallround


Mushroom Kofta with Spicy Tomato Sauce



20ml olive oil

1 garlic clove, crushed

400g brown mushrooms, finely chopped

400g extra lean lamb mince

1 small onion, finely chopped

15ml tomato paste

5ml lemon zest

125ml dried breadcrumbs

1 egg


10ml olive oil

½ onion

1 garlic clove, crushed

½ red chilli, finely chopped

1 can chopped tomatoes

5ml brown sugar

salt and pepper

micro herbs



1 To make the kofta, heat the olive oil in a frying pan and add the garlic, fry for a minute and then add the mushrooms, fry until the mushrooms are just golden. Set aside to cool slightly.

2 In a bowl, mix the mince, onion, tomato paste, lemon zest, crumbs and egg, season with salt and pepper. Add the mushrooms and mix together well.  Allow the mixture to rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to firm up.

3 Shape the mixture into kofta and insert a skewer into each. Drizzle with a little olive oil and braai over hot coals until cooked through.

4 To make the tomato sauce, heat the olive oil and add the onion and garlic, sauté until glossy. Add the chilli and chopped tomatoes, allow to simmer for 15 minutes and then season with sugar, salt and pepper.

5 Serve the kofta with the spicy tomato sauce, sprinkled with micro herbs.

Cooks tip: The kofta can also be cooked under the grill or on a griddle pan.