Kofta Kebabs

Kofta Kebabs

Meat and Poultry Lamb

These kebabs have 6 different kinds of spices; the first time I smelled them I knew immediately that I had to find the recipe. The most affordable way to purchase the spices is in bulk at either a health food store or an Asian or Middle-Eastern market. They are very good! Serve with yogurt, flat bread, lettuce, tomato and cucumber.

Servings per recipe: 28
Calories per serving: 35
Preparation time: 45m
Total cooking time: 1h 20m


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


  • 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. 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. Form the mixture into 28 balls. Form each ball around the tip of a skewer, flattening into a 2 inch oval; repeat with the remaining skewers. Place the kebabs onto a baking sheet, cover, and refrigerate at least 30 minutes, or up to 12 hours.
  • 2   Preheat an outdoor grill for medium heat, and lightly oil grate.
  • 3   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.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 2.3g 3%
    Saturated Fat 1.0g  
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 78mg 3%
Potassium 46mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 0.6g  
Dietary Fiber 0.2g  
Protein 2.9g 6%
Sugars 0g  
Vitamin A 42IU  
Vitamin C 1mg  
Calcium 8mg  
Iron 0mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 1mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 4mg  
Folate 3mcg