Lamb kebabs (keftas)

This tasty lamb mince kebabs are spiced with cumin and ginger, and enlivened by mint and lemon. Quick, easy and a delicious mid-week meal.

  • 45 mins cooking
  • Makes 8 Item
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Lamb kebabs (keftas)
  • 500 gram (1 pound) minced (ground) lamb
  • 1 medium_piece brown onion (150g), chopped finely
  • 1 teaspoon each ground cumin and ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon each ground ginger, cinnamon and hot paprika
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 cup (140g) yogurt


Lamb kebabs (keftas)
  • 1
    Combine lamb, onion, spices and half the mint in medium bowl; season.
  • 2
    Shape lamb mixture into 8 sausages; thread onto 8 bamboo skewers.
  • 3
    Cook skewers, in batches, in heated oiled large frying pan until browned and cooked through.
  • 4
    Sprinkle skewers with remaining mint; serve with yogurt and lemon wedges, if you like.


Soak skewers in water for at least an hour before using to prevent burning during cooking.

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