Lamb Koftas

Consisting of just five ingredients, these koftas are ridiculously easy to make and will soon become a staple of any barbecue party.

If using wooden skewers, soak them for an hour first so that they won’t catch on the grill.


  • 500g lamb mince
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint, chopped


  1. Add all of the ingredients into a bowl, and mix together until well blended. Divide into eight balls, then roll each ball on a board with a cupped hand, shaping them into ovals. 
  2. Thread the meatballs onto four skewers (two on each) and brush with oil.
  3. Heat a griddle pan until you can feel a good heat rising, and cook for 3-4 minutes on each side. Do not turn until the meat is well sealed, otherwise the meat may stick to the pan.
  4. Season and set aside. Serve with flat breads and Greek yogurt.

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