• 500g beef mince
  • 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 2 slices bread, whizzed in a blender to make fine breadcrumbs
  • 400g carrots, peeled and chopped into discs
  • 2 x 110g packs Moroccan-style savoury cous cous
  • 150g unsalted mixed nuts and raisins


  1. 1

    Place the beef mince, onion, curry powder and breadcrumbs in a bowl, then mix together.

  2. 2

    Separate the mixture into 8 portions and mould each portion around the end of a metal or wooden skewer (if you are using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 20 minutes before using). Chill for 30 minutes to allow the meat to firm.

  3. 3

    When the koftas have chilled and are ready to cook, preheat the grill and put a saucepan of water onto boil. Boil the carrots for for 8-10 minutes until tender, then drain.

  4. 4

    While the carrots cook, grill the koftas for 8-10 minutes, turning occasionally, until no pink remains and they are piping hot.

  5. 5

    Prepare the cous cous, following pack instructions, and stir through the carrots. Add the mixed nuts and raisins and combine. Serve on the side with the koftas.

  6. 6

    Cook's tip: If you prefer it a bit spicier, try using hot curry powder or adding a finely chopped red chilli to the bowl with the beef mince.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 2675kj 639kcal 32%
  • Fat 35.7g 51%
  • Saturates 11.1g 56%
  • Sugars 20.0g 22%
  • Salt 2.0g 33%

% of the Reference Intakes

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