Now that I’m choosing to incorporate more plant based dishes in my diet, I can’t tell you how happy I am there’s options for meat replacement. Sometimes I just want something “meaty”. I made these Meatless Kofta Wraps twice now. Once with Impossible Foods brand and the other with Beyond Meat brand plant based ground. Both were just perfect for this meatless delight!
The first time I made these meatless kofta wraps, I tried grilling the “meat” on my cast iron grill pan. Unfortunately they stuck too much to my grill pan. Of course, it could be caused by a poorly seasoned pan! It’s too hot here in AZ to grill outside at the moment so I can’t say how they would have held up on my BBQ. This time around I decided to form meatballs and cooked them in a frypan.
You can wrap these little meatless Koftas up in naan (super yummy, one of my favorite things) or, for a lower carb option, lettuce leaves. These little meatballs would also be fantastic served as an appetizer with the yogurt sauce for dipping!Print
Meatless Kofta Wraps
For the Koftas:
1 pkg. meatless ground (Impossible Foods or Beyond Meat brands are good)
1/4 C. panko breadcrumbs
1/2 small onion, grated
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbls. chopped parsley (or cilantro)
2 tsp. cumin
2 tsp. coriander
2 tsp. paprika
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
oil for cooking meatballs
1 C. plain greek yogurt (if vegan, use vegan version)
1 Tbls. olive oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1 Tbls. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
sliced red onion
chopped mint, parsley or cilantro
Make the Yogurt Sauce:
Combine yogurt sauce ingredients in small bowl. Set aside in refrigerator to let flavors combine until ready to serve.
Make the Koftas:
Combine Kofta ingredients in bowl and mix well. Form “meat” into little meatballs. Alternatively, you can form them into long “logs” around skewers if choosing to grill them.
Add a tablespoon of oil (if using) to nonstick pan. Cook meatballs until browned and cooked through. If grilling, oil grill and cook as you would any other skewered meat, until cooked through.
Top lettuce leaves or naan with a little hummus, then meatballs, then sliced tomatoes and onions. Drizzle with yogurt sauce. Garnish with chopped mint (my favorite), or cilantro or parsley.
Based on the delicious recipe for Lamb Koftas from RecipeTin Eats.