lamb kofta

With only a few simple ingredients, this recipe couldn't be any easier to make.



  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 1/2 onion , grated
  • 1/4 cup panko
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic (crushed)
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper , each
  • 8 pita bread or Naan (small) or 4 large, warmed
  • Shredded Red Cabbage
  • Yogurt Sauce
  • Tomatoes
  • Feta Cheese
  • Red Peppers (roasted)


  1. Make the yogurt sauce by combining the Greek yogurt, oil, garlic, cumin, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Place in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Make the Kofta by grating the onion into the bowl using a small/medium cheese grater. Then, add in the ground lamb, panko, and garlic. Use your hands to mix everything together.
  3. Sprinkle a little water on your hands, and divide the meat into 8 equal pieces and push and shape the meat onto 8 skewers. (Reference picture)
  4. Grill on medium high for about 6 minutes, rotating to brown on a charcoal grill, stovetop cast iron grill, or in the oven on the center rack 350F for 12 minutes.
  5. Serve on warm Pita bread or Naan

Toppings: Yogurt sauce, Fresh mint, Feta cheese, Shredded Cabbage, Red Peppers (roasted), Red Onions (roasted).