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?
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Lamb Koftas with Tzatziki
These easy Lamb Koftasare so quick to make and perfect for the grill or barbecue. This lamb mince recipe is the taste of summer holidays.
- 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
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.
Note 1 - Lamb Mince
This recipe would also work well with beef mince, or even turkey mince if you're trying to cut down your fat intake.
Note 2 - Garlic Powder
I really like using a good quality garlic powder instead of fresh garlic in this recipe, as it distributes through the meat and dip really evenly.
Note 3 - Greek Yoghurt
Full fat or lower fat is fine, it'll just be slightly less creamy if you use low fat.