Prep time: 25 minutes
Cooking time: 30 minutes
3 mixing bowls
Serving plates or boards
For the koftas:
3 pheasant breasts
2 partridge breasts
10g English mustard
3g cayenne pepper
1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
For the raita:
1 tbsp chopped fresh mint
1 tbsp chopped fresh Coriander
100g natural yoghurt
For the salsa:
4 large ripe tomatoes
100ml extra virgin olive oil
1 large red onion
1 tbsp fresh chopped coriander
1 red chilli
1 grind of black pepper
1 sprinkle of sea salt to taste
Before you get started, ask your local butcher to remove all the fat from the mallard, pheasant and partridge breasts and put the meat through a mincer. Normally you need a fatty cut for something like kofta, but the pheasant breast contains enough fat to bind everything together.
- Place the mince in a mixing bowl and add the English mustard, flat leaf parsley and spices. Mix all the ingredients together.
- Roll the mixture into small sausages and leave in the fridge to set.
- Once firmed up, fry off the koftas evenly in a touch of rapeseed oil until golden and fully cooked. Keep moving them around for a lovely, even colour, and season with salt.
- Remove the seeds from the cucumber by cutting in half lengthways and running a teaspoon along the middle.
- Chop the cucumber into small cubes and stir with the mint, coriander, and yoghurt. Squeeze in the juice of half the lime.
- Quarter the tomatoes and remove the seeds, then chop the tomato into rough squares and place in a mixing bowl. Thinly slice the red onion and add this to the bowl.
- Split the chilli in half and finely chop, removing the seeds if you don’t want the salsa too hot, and add to the bowl.
- Squeeze in the juice from the remaining half lime, season with salt and pepper, mix well and sprinkle with the chopped coriander.
- To serve, place a good dollop of the red onion salsa in the middle of a serving plate, arrange 3 koftas per serving around the salsa and finish with a ramekin of the raita.