Dry-fry the cumin and coriander seeds in a pan until they are popping, then tip them into a mortar and grind with a pestle. Add these to the lamb, onion, chilli, pistachios, parsley, cinnamon and nutmeg, and season well with salt and pepper. Make sure the mixture is well combined then shape into flattened sausages, roughly 10cm long, 4cm across and 2.5cm deep.
You can cook your koftas on a barbecue, on a griddle pan, or in a normal frying pan. Drizzle a little olive oil on each kofta then cook in batches for about 2 minutes on each side. Test to check they are cooked in the middle then keep each batch warm in a foil-covered dish as you cook the rest.
For the salad, mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Whisk the dressing ingredients until smooth then trickle over the salad.
Serve with your choice of warmed Turkish flatbreads.
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