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Lamb Kofta Kebabs

I love a good succulent homemade Lamb Kofta, I almost feel like it’s a treat when I’m eating one; bursting with flavour thanks to the beautiful spices it’s no wonder I am filled with a warm fuzzy feeling at that first bite! Simplicity is the key to great food and it doesn’t come any simpler than this!

Serves Four
  • 500g minced lamb
  • 3 shallots
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Juice of ½ a lemon
  • A handful of Fresh Parsley, chopped
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Leave to soak x4 wooden skewers in water so to avoid burning later on.

Chop the shallots finely (or whizz in a food processor with a grater attachment), transfer to a pan with the crushed garlic and a drizzle of olive oil and sweat for a few minutes, this sweetens them up slightly.

In a large bowl/food processor, mix the minced lamb, onion and garlic, cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, pepper, lemon juice and parsley.

Divide evenly into 8 balls then turn these into ovals. If you have time cover and refrigerate for 1-2 hours to harden (I never tend to do this if I make these during the week).

Thread onto the skewers and brush with a little oil.

Heat a griddle pan until piping hot then add the skewers and grill for 4 mins each side or until well done. Turn only when each side is sealed properly as this will avoid the meat sticking to the pan.

Serve the koftas with mayonnaise, tomato, salad leaves and Naan bread.

Tried It? Liked It? Tweaked It? Let me know!

         Patz x


  1. That looks amazing, I will try these next week!

  2. Great news!! I hope you enjoy eating them as much as I did last night ;0)


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