Shish Kofta Kebab

Shish Kofta Kebabs

Shish Kofta Kebabs, has their origin from Turkey. Just with the use of a few spices, this delicious lamb kofta kebab can be made within minutes. If you add some fat to the minced meat, it’s going to taste even more delicious. 

The origin of Shish kebabs is said to have originated from the ancient times, where meat is cooked on sticks, swords etc. Serve it with a salad, pita bread and your favorite dip like hummus or like I have made baba ganoush and make it a complete meal! 

Serve it immediately and your family will love it! 

Ingredients: (makes around 6 kebabs)

  • 500 gms Minced beef/lamb 
  • 1/2 of Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced 
  • Mint leaves, parsley, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp Freshly crushed black Pepper 
  • 1 tsp Paprika powder
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Sumac 
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cinnamon powder (optional)
  • Salt, as required 
  • Olive oil

To serve:

  • Pita bread
  • French Fries 
  • Baba Ganoush/ Hummus


  1. In a bowl add the minced meat that has been washed and strained using a strainer.
  2. Add in finely chopped onion, garlic minced and all the spices and salt and combine well. 

  3. Make equal sized balls and set aside. 
  4. Using wooden skewers (soaked in water for 30 minutes) shape the meatball around the stick by dipping your hands in a bowl with water and shaping by pressing the meat and sealing the edges by pressing the edges.

  5. On a grill pan, pour olive oil and place the kebabs on medium high flame and grill the meat for around 10-12 minutes.
  6. Serve the kofta kebabs immediately on Lebanese bread/ pita bread, and your favorite dip like hummus/ baba ganoush etc French fries and salad.

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