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A recipe for Lamb Kofta.

Lamb Kofta

Teri & Jenny
This Lamb Kofta recipe packs a ton of flavor. The ground lamb is seasoned with a mixture of dried spices and fresh herbs, then grilled to perfection. Serve these Lamb Koftas with basmati rice, or get yourself a spread going and add tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, hummus and tzatziki.
5 from 13 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 21 mins
Total Time 36 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 4
Calories 364 kcal


  • 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: 364kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 19gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 74mgPotassium: 330mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 613IUVitamin C: 10mgCalcium: 40mgIron: 3mg
Keyword dinner, lamb
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