Kofta kebab and batata harra meal prep with tzatziki sauce. Enjoy this kebab-style salad during which is so satisfying. I made the batata harra using the air fryer and I mixed lean beef mince to make the kebabs.
How to make this meal prep?
Lean Beef Mince 5%: I made these kebabs with lean beef mince which is more macro-friendly (especially if you want to eat them alone with a salad). However, they will be more dry compared to a 10% plus beef mince, and therefore if you are looking for flavour and juiciness, you will need to choose a higher fat percentage of the meat. This is why lamb seekh kebabs taste so good because it is a fatty meat. Nevertheless, I wanted a balanced meal and felt lean beef mince is good for a weekday lunch. To make four kebabs I used around 300g of beef mince.
Seasoning’s: There are a lot of seasoning’s I add to the beef mince which are: coriander, paprika, turmeric, cumin and green chilli. Also, I combine it with finely chopped onion and garlic.
Potatoes: The full recipe for the batata harra is here which are spicy potatoes mixed with garlic, paprika, turmeric, cumin, chopped coriander and lemon juice.
Leafy Green Salad: Any green leafy salad will do for this recipe.
Tzatziki Sauce: Essential for any kebab!
Air Fryer Batata Harra: I made the batata harra using the air fryer which is a method I prefer because I do not need to deep fry the potatoes. By using the air fryer just makes the process quicker and is healthier compared to how they are made in restaurants. You could also bake them in the oven but you will need to allow them to cook for longer.
How To Make Kofta Kebabs: If you are going to use bamboo skewers then ensure you allow them to soak in water at least an hour before using the grill. I really need to invest in small metal skewers which the number of kebabs I make. Once you combine all the ingredients in a bowl, shape the mince into a meatball because it will be easier to squeeze it on the skewer.
Griddle Pan: For these kebabs, I use a griddle pan which I preheat and cook on medium heat for 5-7 minutes each side. Sometimes it may be longer because it depends on the size of the kebab too.
If you prefer flavour: You need fatty meat for flavour so you could mix the beef with a fatty mince or look above 10% beef mince.
If you prefer macro-friendly: On the other hand, if you want to keep these kebabs macro-friendly, which you can enjoy guilt-free, then stick with the lean beef mince. It may seem more dry but with a salad it can be tasty!
Kofta Kebab Meal Prep
- 300 g Lean Beef Mince 5% fat
- 1/2 Onion finely chopped
- 1 Garlic Clove finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp Ground Coriander
- 1/2 tsp Paprika Powder
- 1/2 tsp Ground Turmeric
- 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
- 1 Green Chilli optional
- Salt and Black Pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 250 g Potatoes peeled and cubed
- 1 Garlic Cloves finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp Paprika
- 1/2 tsp Turmeric
- 1/4 tsp Ground Cumin
- Salt and Black Pepper to taste
- 1 Lemon juiced
- 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/2 Cup Fresh Coriander Leaves finely chopped
- Leafy green salad
- Tzatziki Sauce
- Wash and peel the potatoes. Chop the potatoes into cubes. Add the potato cubes to a mixing bowl, add olive oil and stir to combine.
- Add the potatoes to the air fryer compartment. Set the heating to 180 C / 356 F and cook for 10 minutes.
- After the potatoes are ready, pre-heat your frying pan and add olive oil on medium-high heat. Add the garlic and cook for 3 minutes. Then add the paprika, turmeric, ground cumin and lemon juice. Stir for another minute.
- Add the potatoes to the frying pan, season with salt and black pepper and stir to combine all the ingredients. Add the coriander leaves and cook for another 5 minutes and serve.
- If you are using bamboo skewers, ensure you allow them to soak in water for at least an hour before using the grill.
- In a food processor, blend the onion, garlic and green chilli.
- Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir to combine (it will be easier to use your hands).
- Shape up the meat into balls first and then place it on the skewer. Now you can shape it into a kebab.
- Pre-heat your griddle pan or frying pan on high heat.
- Reduce heat to medium and add your kebabs. Cook each side for 5 to 7 minutes.
- For meal prep purposes, refrigerate up to 4 days.
- If you do not have an air fryer, you can bake the potatoes in the oven (for 25-30 minutes) or deep fry the potatoes.
- If you want the kebab to taste more "juicy" buy a mince which is higher in fat. I use lean meat only for counting calories.
- Prep and cook time reflects if you cook the kebab and batata harra simultaneously.
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