These easy Lamb Koftas are so quick to make and perfect for the grill or barbecue. This lamb mince recipe is the taste of summer holidays.
If there’s one food that makes me feel like I’m on holiday, it’s this really easy recipe for Lamb Koftas.
Add a big dollop of tzatziki and a Greek salad and I’m right there, imagining I’m sitting by the Medditeranean in the sunshine. 😎
I think we all need a bit of that right now?!
You’ll love this Lamb Koftas recipe because:
✅ Ideal for barbecue days.
✅ Prepared in under 10 minutes.
✅ Feels like a holiday in your back garden!
How should I cook these lamb koftas?
- BBQ – Fire up the barbecue and cook it over the fire (or gas 😆)
- Grill – Heat up a hot grill on rainy days (or broiler if you’re in the USA)
- Frying Pan/Grill Pan on the hob
What skewers do I need to make these lamb koftas?
You can use wooden skewers (from most supermarkets) just be sure to soak them for at least an hour before using (so they don’t burn).
I sometimes like to use a set of metal skewers from Amazon like these ones: Kitchen Craft Metal Skewers. They are reusable, so money saving long term and also won’t get burned on the BBQ.
If you don’t have any skewers, you can just shape these mince lamb koftas into patty or burger shapes with your hands.
Fancy some other grill or barbecue ideas?
- Chicken Kebabs – The BBQ classic. So good.
- Paneer Tikka – Grilled cheese, what’s not to love?!
- 10 Easy Chicken Marinades – Every option you need 😍
Watch on me making these Lamb Koftas live on Instagram Stories
Hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. I’d love to know how you got on and what you thought of it if you make this recipe. Please rate the recipe using the ⭐️ by the recipe.
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Lamb Koftas with Tzatziki
- 500 g Lamb Mince Note 1
- 2 tsp Ground cumin
- 2 tsp Ground coriander
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 2 tsp Garlic powder Note 2
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 2 tbsp Fresh mint
For the Yoghurt Dip
- 250 g Greek yoghurt Note 3
- 200 g Cucumber Chopped into tiny cubes or grated
- 2 tsp Garlic powder Note 2
- 2 tsp Olive oil
- 0.5 tsp Salt
- 1 Lemon, juice only
- Greek Salad
- Flatbreads Or shop bought pitas, wraps or other breads
For the Koftas
- Mix the kofta ingredients together in a bowl using clean hands.
- Either form into 8 balls, burger shapes, or shape on to metal or wooden skewers (see Note *).
- When you're ready to cook, heat your barbecue, grill or griddle pan until smoking hot. Cook the koftas on each side for about 5 minutes, or until browned all over.
For the Yoghurt dip
- Mix all of the ingredients together and refridgerate until ready to serve.
Sarah Trivuncic says
These look awesome! I think you’ve got perfect flavours and textures on there from warm juicy meat to fresh cold salad and pittas to dunk in that yogurt dip. Thanks for visiting my comeback post, it means a lot to me!
Made these last night for our anniversary and they were delicious! I was worried about the amount of cinnamon that went in as this was literally all I could smell but they were great. I was surprised at how much they shrunk once cooked (cooked in the oven) but the flavour was perfect.
I made the mixture in the morning and kept them in the fridge all day these were just the easiest things to make and certainly wont buy ready made ones again!
Thank you Sarah!
Sarah Barnes says
Oh Emma, thanks so much for the lovely comment, I’m so happy you liked them!
So easy to make and so tasty! The whole family loved them
Lisa Warwick says
Really enjoyed making the lamb koftas, my family really enjoyed it – whilst eating we reminisced about all our Greek holidays .
We loved this recipe. Really easy to make. I might use slightly less garlic powder next time but other than that it was ace.
Sarah Barnes says
Thanks for the lovely comment Katy! x
This is a regular in our house, very tasty and simple to put together.
Catriona Wojcik says
Great simple recipe to make and eat with kids 👍
Elizabeth DE WYNNE MONTAGU MAY says
These are Great, used minced garlic from a jar, as don,t like garlic powder, minced much better.
Made tonight, used garlic paste as didn’t have powder, absolutely delicious and a hit with husband and son. Cooked mine in the roasting oven of the Aga, 10 minutes turning half-way. Plenty of salad (husband has the remainder for lunch at work tomorrow 😉 ). Winner again, as are all the recipes I have tried from TT.
Wow this was amazing! I have tried to make similar recipes before and they all have been let downs. This did not disappoint! I did not have fresh mint so I swapped it for 1 tbs dried mint and put half of the cinnamon required. I did have fresh parsley, so added that in the mixture. They sell ground lamb in my country in 300 gram packages so I did have a little bit less meat but kept the amount of spices the same. This is a winner, this would be wonderful at a dinner party.
I made this dish as part of a BBQ spread. Everyone raved about the koftas and asked for the recipe. Deliciously easy and satisfying.
Lyndsay Peck says
Thank you! My kids ate this!!!!
….. having a celebratory beer with my koftas!