Main dishes

Lamb and beetroot koftas with Green kiwifruit raita

Are you stumped about what to make to please your whole family? Introducing lamb meatballs with kiwifruit sauce. This main dish is perfect for cooking with your kids. Let them be little chefs for the day.

Recipe rich in fibre with high vitamin C content. Good source of potassium and natural source of folate.

Serves 4
Cooks in 30 min.
Nutrition per serving
Vitamin C42mg56%
Of an adult’s reference intake
Ingredients Method


  • 75 g wheat bits
  • 250 g raw beetroot
  • 400 g lamb mince
  • 1 small onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

For the sauce

  • 200 g plain yoghurt
  • 2 Zespri Green kiwifruit
  • 5 leaves fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon of pickled capers
  • Splash of lemon juice
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  1. Put the wheat in a bowl and cover with boiling water. Leave to rest.
  2. Peel the beetroot and grate roughly. Mix with the lamb, chopped garlic, parsley, salt and pepper. Drain the water from the wheat by pressing with your hands and mix with the mixture. Shape into balls, cover and leave to rest for 1 hour in the fridge.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan and brown the meatballs. Then put them in a baking pan in one layer and cook in a preheated oven at 180° C for 15 minutes.
  4. Peel and dice the kiwifruit. Combine the diced Zespri kiwifruit with the yoghurt, minced capers and chopped mint. Add a drizzle of lemon juice, salt and pepper. Stir and serve in a bowl with the meatballs.

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