These juicy beef koftas are spiced with cumin seeds, which aid digestion, and are served alongside cauli rice studded with potassium rich pistachios.

Serves: 2 | Cook Time: 25 mins | Calories: 547 | Type: Gluten-Free


  • 2 x 150g organic beef mince
  • 200g cauli rice
  • 1 roasted red peppers
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 15g pistachios (nuts)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Handful of fresh parsley
  • 30g creamed coconut
  • 2 tsp harissa

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  • Sea salt & black pepper
  • Coconut oil / olive oil

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  1. Finely chop the parsley. In a bowl mix together the beef mince with half of the parsley and half of the cumin seeds. Season generously. To make the koftas, form the mix into 8 small sausage shapes about 2cm thick.
  2. Heat a frying pan with 1 tsp oil on a medium-high heat and fry the beef koftas for 15 mins, turning occasionally, until golden brown and cooked through.
  3. Meanwhile, finely chop the garlic and roughly chop the roasted peppers. Boil a kettle.
  4. Heat a medium-sized pan with 1 tsp oil, add the garlic and remaining cumin seeds for 1 min, then add the roasted peppers for 2 mins. Then add the cauli-rice with 1 tbsp water and cook for 5 mins. Stir through the pistachios, juice from the lemon and remaining chopped parsley.
  5. In a bowl, dissolve the creamed coconut in 30ml water and stir through the harissa paste.
  6. Serve the beef koftas on a bed of the cauli tabbouleh and drizzle over the harissa coconut sauce.