Delicious Lamb Koftas - A Flavorful Middle Eastern Delight

Delicious Lamb Koftas - A Flavorful Middle Eastern Delight

Delicious Lamb Koftas - A Flavorful Middle Eastern Delight

Lamb Koftas are a popular dish in Middle Eastern cuisine, known for their rich flavors and tender texture. Made with ground lamb and a blend of aromatic spices, these skewers are perfect for grilling and can be served as a delightful appetizer or a main course. Follow our simple recipe to bring this exotic dish to your table.


  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Wooden or metal skewers


  1. Soak wooden skewers in water for at least 30 minutes if using, to prevent them from burning during grilling.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground lamb, minced garlic, chopped onion, parsley, mint, cumin, coriander, paprika, salt, and pepper. Mix well to ensure the spices are evenly distributed.
  3. Take a small portion of the lamb mixture and mold it around the skewers, forming an elongated shape about 4-5 inches long and 1 inch thick. Repeat this process until all the mixture is used.
  4. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  5. Place the koftas on the grill and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side, or until they are nicely browned and cooked through.
  6. Serve the lamb koftas hot, accompanied by a side of yogurt sauce or a fresh salad.


  • You can add a touch of spice to the koftas by including a pinch of chili powder or cayenne pepper in the mix.
  • If you prefer, you can also bake the koftas in the oven at 375°F for about 20-25 minutes, turning them halfway through the cooking time.

Lamb Koftas are a delightful and easy-to-make dish that is perfect for any occasion. With their rich flavors and succulent texture, they are sure to impress your guests. Try this recipe today and enjoy a taste of the Middle East right at home!


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