Categories Lamb Mutton & Beef

The Best Kofta Kebab Recipe Ever: Tender & Perfectly Seasoned!

This kofta kebab recipe is sure to please a crowd which is so easy to make and packed full of flavour. Seasoned minced lamb is formed into sausages around skewers and grilled on the barbecue. Check it out the kofta kebab recipe here!!

[one_third] Prep Time: 20 minutes[/one_third] [one_third]Cook Time: 20 minutes[/one_third] [one_third_last] Servings: 7 


  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 3 tbs grated onion
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 28 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes



Step 1

Mash the garlic into a paste with the salt using a mortar and pestle or the flat side of a chef’s knife on your cutting board.

Step 2

Mix the garlic into the lamb along with the onion, parsley, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, allspice, cayenne pepper, ginger, and pepper in a mixing bowl until well blended.

Step 3

Form the mixture into 28 balls.

Step 4

Form each ball around the tip of a skewer, flattening into a 2 inch oval; repeat with the remaining skewers.

Step 5

Place the kebabs onto a baking sheet, cover, and refrigerate at least 30 minutes, or up to 12 hours.

Step 6

Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil grate.

Step 7

Cook the skewers on the preheated grill, turning occasionally, until the lamb has cooked to your desired degree of doneness, about 6 minutes for medium. Kofta Kebab is ready to serve.


  • Serve with mint chutney.