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Lamb Kofta Kebabs Recipe

Lamb Kofta Kebabs

This Middle Eastern Lamb Kofta Kebabs recipe is outstanding! These spiced meatballs are loaded with aromatic spices that you can easily find in your pantry.
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Middle East
Keyword: Lamb Kofta Kebabs, Kofta Kebabs, Lamb Kofta
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 174kcal
Author: Rika Livingston


  • skewers


  • 1 pound lamb mince
  • ¾ cup freshly grated yellow onion
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 3 tsp minced garlic cloves
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp salt (use more or less according to your liking)
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper


  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine minced lamb, fresh onion, chopped cilantro leaves, chopped mint leaves, garlic, paprika, ground cinnamon, allspice powder, ground cumin, ground coriander, cayenne pepepr, salt, and pepper. Chill for at least 10 minutes.
  • Using clean damp hands, mold them into oval patties on the skewers.
  • Preheat a grill pan over medium-high heat; brush grate with oil. Grill the koftas for about 3-4 minutes or longer on each side (depending on the thickness and size). Start turning when the meat is well sealed.
  • Transfer to platter. Serve with your favorite Middle Eastern dishes.



Nutrition Facts
Lamb Kofta Kebabs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 174 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 41mg14%
Sodium 472mg21%
Potassium 174mg5%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 10g20%
Vitamin A 205IU4%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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