Lamb Kofta Kabobs (Kebabs) in the Oven
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
A recipe for home-made lamb kofta kabobs (kebab) in the oven. It’s very simple and you don’t have to go to your local eastern restaurant to enjoy them.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Serves: 6
  • 500 gr (17 oz) mince lamb.
  • 2 onions.
  • A small bunch of fresh mint.
  • 2-3 garlic cloves.
  • A bunch of flat-leaf parsley.
  • 1 ½ teaspoon of ground cumin.
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg.
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of salt.
  • 1 teaspoon of ground pepper.
  1. Add the onions, garlic, parsley and mint leaves in a food processor and chop them for a few seconds. You don’t want a paste but rather the ingredients finely chopped.
  2. Add the lamb, the contents from the food processor and the rest of the ingredients in a bowl. Knead well for a few minutes. Cover with cling film and let it rest in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  3. Preheat the oven at 190 degrees Celsius (375 F).
  4. Use a tray that is long enough to deposit the edges of the skewers on its opposite walls. Cover the tray with some aluminium foil. Pour some water in your hands a get some of the meat mixture. Work with it around the skewer to form a long but not very thick sausage-like shape. Place it on top of the tray and do the same with the rest of the meat.
  5. Cook in the oven for ~ 30 minutes until your kofte kabobs get a nice color. You may need to turn them upside down at some point.
  6. Enjoy with same warm pitta bread and tzatziki sauce.
  7. Bon appetit!
Recipe by SocraticFood at