Turkish-style kofta kebabs

March 5, 2014 (Last Updated: January 11, 2019)
Turkish-style kofta kebabs recipe

Turkish-style kofta kebabs are a Mediterranean favourite. This tender meat is deliciously seasoned, which makes a huge difference. Flavourful, easy, and sure to be a hit!

Turkish-style kofta kebabs

Serves: 4 – 6
Cooking Time: 1 hour


  • 750g lamb mince
  • ½ onion, finely diced
  • 45ml (3 tbsp) fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 5ml (1 tsp) ground cumin
  • 5ml (1 tsp) ground coriander
  • 5ml (1 tsp) smoked paprika
  • 2,5ml (½ tsp) ground chilli powder
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 large egg yolk



Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl.


With wet hands, take handfuls of the mixture and form sausage shapes.


Insert onto fresh rosemary stalks and chill for about 30 minutes.


Heat a little oil on a flat griddle pan and grill the kebabs until cooked, about 2 – 3 minutes per side.


Serve with tomatoes, yoghurt and cucumber.


To drink: Cabernet stands up to lamb’s gaminess. Grangehurst Cabernet is luscious and spicy.

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