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Easy Lamb Kofta Recipe

Lamb Kofta are so easy to make. A delicious grilled Greek Mediterranean classic with ground lamb, cumin ,coriander, sumac served with pita bread and Tzatziki sauce. Perfect for your next summer bbq or cookout!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Keyword kofta recipe, lamb kofta, lamb kofta recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 lb /500g ground lamb
  • 1 small onion super finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • ¼ cup parsley finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon harissa paste
  • ½ teaspoon sumac optional
  • ½ teaspoon salt and pepper


  • Place wooden skewers in water to soak, an hour would be ideal.
  • Place all the ingredients into a bowl. Using your hands, mix until combined.
  • Using your hands, shape the meat mix around each wooden skewer, pressing firmly so it holds shape.
  • Grill on a bbq until cooked, about 8-10 minutes. The skewers always seem to burn, so it's important to ensure they are soaked in water.
  • Serve with pita bread and yogurt sauce or tzatziki.