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Lamb_kofta Lamb kofta is my new obsession right now. I love having it as my protein on a salad. Today we put our Lamb Kofta over a bed of rice with a a little side salad with tomatoes and cucumbers. I also love getting some Tzatziki in there too if you have it. Sprouts store bought tzatiki is a go to at my house. This is a great recipe too because it keeps so well, and makes the perfect topper for your lunch salad the next day. :)
♥ Teri


Lamb Kofta

Servings: 4
Calories: 364kcal


  • 6 bamboo skewers (12” long and 1/2” wide), soaked in water (~30 minutes)


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 small shallot, minced (about 3 tablespoons)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • ½ bunch parsley, finely chopped
  • ¼ bunch mint leaves, finely chopped
  • salt and cracked black pepper to taste


  • Place small skillet over medium-high heat. Once skillet is hot, add 1 teaspoon oil.
  • Add shallot, garlic and ginger to skillet and saute for 4 to 5 minutes. Add cumin and coriander and continue to saute for 1 minute. Lightly season with salt and pepper.
  • Remove shallot mixture from heat and slightly cool, about 10 minutes.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine ground lamb, shallot mixture, parsley, and mint. Season with salt and cracked black pepper and mix together until fully combined.
  • Divide mixture into 6 equal portions and with wet hands form each portion of lamb into a 1 ½” by 7” log. Press a skewer into the center of each lamb log and form the meat around the skewer until secure, leaving about a 4” handle on the bottom and a 1” handle on top.
  • Place large grill pan over medium-high heat. Once pan is hot, brush with remaining oil and add skewers, about 1” apart.
  • Grill skewers on each side, for 6 to 8 minutes or until just cooked through, with nice grill marks. Remove from heat, transfer to a platter with a bed of basmati rice and a romaine, cucumber and tomato side salad and hummus of choice. Serve.


  • *Makes 6 (7” each) Kebabs


Calories: 364kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 330mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 613IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 3mg

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  1. Jennifer Not Specified Not Specified

    This looks so yum! Could this be made with other meats?

  2. Elizabeth Higgins Not Specified Not Specified

    The Lamb Kofta tastes amazing! I cooked this for my friends yesterday, and they loved it, Jenny! The tenderness of the lamb’s meat was perfect, just by following your recipe. Can I also use other kinds of meat, aside from the lamb’s? Thanks for sharing!