Lamb kofta kebabs

Lamb kofta kebabs


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About this recipe: These kebabs are guaranteed to please. They are easy to make and packed full of flavour. Seasoned minced lamb is formed into sausages around skewers and grilled on the barbecue.


Makes: 8 kofta kebabs

  • 900g lean minced lamb
  • 2 onions, finely chopped
  • 15g fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
  • 25g fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon chilli paste
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 8 skewers

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Extra time:2hr chilling  ›  Ready in:2hr25min 

  1. In a large bowl, mix minced lamb, onions, mint, coriander, ginger paste and chilli paste. Season with cumin, coriander, paprika, cayenne and salt. Cover and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  2. Shape 1/8th of the lamb mixture into sausages around skewers. Make sure the meat is spread to an even thickness. Refrigerate until you are ready to cook.
  3. Preheat barbecue for high heat.
  4. Brush grate liberally with oil and arrange skewers on barbecue. Cook for 10 minutes or until well done, turning as needed to brown evenly.

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Reviews (16)


Great recipe - followed exactly - it says "Shape 1/8th of the lamb mixture" which I have done, and cooked. Very Yummy. What do I do with the other 7/8 of the mixture? - 16 Nov 2013


Very tasty and easy to prepare. I chose to use Garam Masala spice instead of plain cumin and it adds a bit more depth to it and gives it a slightly more 'indian' flavour. - 05 Jun 2012


My mixture was a bit too loose and so fell off the skewers, giving me low scores for presentation! But it tasted great. Served with hummus, tomato salad and cous cous. - 27 May 2013

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