Kofta Pocket With Tzatziki Sauce

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1 cup plain Greek style yogurt, or regular yogurt, strained until thick

½ cup diced peeled and seeded cucumber

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

3 tablespoons minced fresh mint

1 pound ground lamb

2 teaspoons salt

1/4 cup minced yellow onion

2 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed

1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

2 teaspoons ground coriander

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

½ cup toasted pine nuts, ground into a meal in a food processor

4 pitas, sliced in half and warmed (for a total of 8)

optional garnishes include thinly sliced red onions, shredded carrots, and baby lettuce leaves

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