Gluten Free Kofta Meat Balls

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Maybe you’re having a quiet weekend, or maybe you’re hosting a party? Either way, these Kofta Inspired Meatballs are bound to be your perfect go-to recipe.  They are quick and inexpensive to make, healthy, paleo, …. Just name a box and they’ll tick it – boom!

Before I go any further – I must disclaim that these are not any meat balls. I actually didn’t even believe in meat balls, until I made these! Why? Because, I really dislike how they’re full of carrot, onion and bread crumbs and are dry and bland – that’s my experience and perhaps I was scarred from boarding school, who knows, but these guys are DIFFERENT…. they are BETTER and they are HEALTHIER than any other meat ball!

Cooked for just the right amount of time, they are so juicy and flavoursome. They are gluten, egg, dairy and sugar free. and are instead flavoured with fresh herbs and spices. They can be served as part of a main meal with vegetables or salad or as party finger -food with a minted yoghurt dip – how good!?

You can  make a big batch, cook what you need and freeze the uncooked leftovers too.

PS – I strongly recommend you choose grass fed and grass finished beef – that way, you can’t go wrong!

Makes 15 meatballs



  • Mixing bowl
  • Baking tray


  • 1/2 large onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 bunch parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 bunch coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • 500g beef mince
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • sea salt & cracked black pepper


  1. Preheat a fan-forced oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. Place all of the ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix until well combined.
  3. Roll the mixture into 15 meatballs.
  4. Place the meatballs onto a lined baking tray and bake for 25 minutes, until cooked through.
  5. Cover and allow the meatballs to rest for 5-10 minutes before serving.

Serving Suggestions

  • Serve with a minted yoghurt dressing (1 cup yoghurt, 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint leaves, juice of half a lemon).
  • Serve as main meal with rice, and/or vegetables and/or salad.