Kofta kebab recipe

Kofta kebab recipe

Generally, if you go back to the history you’d find that the old Middle East people used to make these kofta kebab recipes in cigar-shaped log farms. If you have been eating meatballs recipes then you may not make them round shaped ball instead you can make log form shaped.

The best part of this recipe that double the taste is the combination of the spices used to make it. That is called, “Baharat”.

We need loads of spices and this makes the secret ingredients of the spices that increase the taste of the kofta 2 times than what we have called as meatballs.

The spices used to make Baharat are allspice powder, cardamom seeds, cassia, cloves, coriander seeds, turmeric, saffron, ginger, paprika, cumin seeds, and nutmeg. Blend them to make a fine powder or you can also visit a nearest Middle East store near you to have real Baharat.

Kofta kebab recipe
by Swati M.

Kofta kebab recipe

  • Course Main Course
  • Cuisine Middle East
  • Keyword Kofta kebab recipe

You are not going to meet just another kofta kebab recipe but I am giving you a perfect traditionally cooked Middle East kofta kebab recipe. Kofta kebab recipe has always been loved by people across the globe and the way it is cooked make us say, "Bon appétit!"

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 15 Koftas
Calories 125 kcal


  • 2 lbs or 900 gram of ground lamb
  • 2 lbs or 900 gram of ground beef
  • 2 medium-sized onions (very finely chopped)
  • Black pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 bun of hotdog
  • 1 tbsp of flour
  • Baharat spice (look at the method to make it)
  • Fresh parsley


  1. Baharat is a middle east or Greek cuisine spice that mainly used to cook fish, lamb, beef, pork and chicken. You can either look up for it to the nearest store or make it on your own. You can also make a fine paste of this spice and use it whenever you like. For this you need to blend allspice powder, cardamom seeds, cassia, cloves, coriander seeds, turmeric, saffron, ginger, paprika, cumin seeds and nutmeg to make a fine ground powder of this.
  2. Use a medium-sized pan and fill it with plenty of water and soak the hotdog bun into the bowl until it turns very soft.

  3. Take another bowl and mix rest of the ingredients.

  4. Take the bun out of the water and squeeze it so most of the water gets away from it. Now add the meat mixture with the bread and mix everything we reserved so they can incorporate well.

  5. From here, you can go either making the meatballs or wrap the meat into desired shape to cook in the skewers. Wrap the meat over the skewers and then again wrap it with the help of aluminium foil then shift it to your oven. Set the temperature to 350 degrees F and cook it for next 12 to 15 minutes.

  6. While the kofta gets ready take your grill and heat it on very high flame and grease the racks evenly.

  7. Transfer the kofta on the grill and cook the kofta on grill for 3 to 5 minutes just to take the grilling marks or brown on the kofta fingers.

    Transfer this to serving plate and serve it hot with your favorite side dish.

To make this recipe very tasty you should find fresh bun instead of old stored in a refrigerator. Soak them in water 30 minutes prior to cook and then squeeze it nicely so the water comes out easily.

15 minutes cook in the oven to the middle of the rank then grill it for 5 minutes turn this kofta kebab recipe so amazing that I cannot express in words.

This recipe uses the Arabic version of the kofta kebab that is great in taste and the way it is cooked is so amazing that you will find easy and great in taste. This is one of the fine recipes from the Middle East that has an immense taste to bring your appetite to keep opening your jaw until it finishes.

This recipe has a typical use of lamb and beef at the same time. Combination of both with Baharat spices does the real magic behind this great Arabic dish.

If you have never had made this kofta kebab recipe before then I would suggest don’t think a lot and go straight to your kitchen to eat something that you have always been missing.


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