Lamb and Chickpea Balls


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 x 400g tinned chickpeas, drained
  • 500g lamb mince
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves


  • In a frying pan, heat the oil over medium heat and fry the onion until translucent.
  • Add the garlic, cumin, ground coriander, cumin and chilli flakes. Cook for 2 minutes and set aside.
  • Process chickpeas in a food processor until smooth.
  • In a bowl, add the chickpeas to the onion mixture, lamb and fresh coriander.
  • Roll into balls with wet hands. 
  • Heat vegetable oil in a frying pan over medium heat and cook the lamb and chickpea balls until brown and cooked through.
  • Serve with hummus rolled up in Lebanese bread or homemade tortillas.

Recipe and Image credit goes to Jennifer Cheung at Kidspot.

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