Lamb Kofta

Published on
September 22, 2023
With just a handful of ingredients, these lamb koftas come together in minutes, and are irresistible on the skewer or in a toasted pita pocket with tzatziki.
Lamb kofta with tzatziki on homemade naan.
Prep Time:
10 Minutes
Cook Time:
8 Minutes
Difficulty Level:

1 onion

1 pound ground lamb

Optional, a pinch of cinnamon

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/4 teaspoon Allspice, Ground

1/2 teaspoon Cumin

1/4 teaspoon Coriander, Ground

1/4 cup cilantro or parsley, finely chopped

1 cup your favorite tzatziki

4 pita pockets or naan, toasted


1. Set oven to broil.

2. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Set aside.

3. Using a box grater, grate the onion over a large bowl lined with a kitchen towel or cheesecloth. Tightly wrap and twist the onion squeezing out the liquid. Discard the liquid. Add the grated onion to the bowl.

4. Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl with grated onion. Mix thoroughly.

5. Form mixture into 1/4 cup patties and mold around a skewer to create an oval shape. Place on the prepared pan.

6. Broil for 12-15 minutes, turning after 6 minutes. Serve with your favorite brand of tzatziki and toasted pita or naan.

Recipe Tip:
If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 1 hour to prevent burning.
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