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Lamb kofta kebabs recipe with flatbreads and Greek salad and tzatziki

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.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Family Food, Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 407kcal


  • 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

To Serve


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.


Calories: 407kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 95mg | Sodium: 417mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 3mg