Easy kofte recipe with ground lamb or beef and a mix of spices including garlic, ginger, mint, parsley, cumin, coriander, cinnamon and more. Serve with tzatziki, rice or on a pita.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
1 pound ground lamb (or ground beef) 3 garlic cloves 1/2 inch piece ginger , peeled 2 shallots , peeled 3 tbsp fresh parsley 1 tbsp fresh mint 2 tsp cumin 2 tsp coriander 1 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp ground black pepper 1 tsp salt
Add all the ingredients, except the ground lamb, to a food processor and pulse until the garlic and ginger are finely minced - about 20-30 seconds. Add the spice mixture to the ground lamb and knead until well combined. If using bamboo skewers, soak for 15 minutes before using. Take a handful of the meat mixture and form into a meatball. Thread onto the skewer and roll the meat in your hands to flatten it into a long egg type shape. Do this with the remaining meat mixture. Heat grill to high heat. Place kebabs on grill and cook for about 6 minutes. Turn and cook another 6 minutes or until the meat is no longer pink. Remove from the grill. Serve with tzatziki. Recipe here.