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Lamb Kofta Kebabs are served on a plate with yellow rice.
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Lamb Kofta Kebab Recipe

This easy and healthy Lamb Kofta recipe is loaded with Mediterranean flavors! Grill on a kebab stick, cook in air fryer, or sear on the stovetop for an amazing low-carb meal.

Course Dinner
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8 koftas
Calories 232 kcal


Lamb Koftas:

  • 1-1 ¼ lbs. ground lamb 80/20 or 85/15
  • ½ cup onion sweet or white, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup breadcrumbs plain, gluten-free
  • 3 Tbsp. cilantro fresh, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed

Greek Seasoning Blend:

  • 2 tsp. coriander
  • 1 ½ tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. oregano dried
  • 1 tsp. parsley dried
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt to taste
  • ½ tsp. black pepper

To Serve:


  1. Whisk together the Greek seasoning blend in a small bowl.
  2. Add ground lamb to a large bowl along with the onion, breadcrumbs, cilantro, crushed garlic, and Greek seasonings. Mix by hand until well combined.
  3. Divide the meat into 8 equal portions and shape each one into a 4-5 inch long by 1-inch wide cylinder. (If grilling, you will want to do this on wooden skewers.)
  4. Air Fryer: Place the koftas evenly spaced in a single layer in the bottom of a 6-quart Air Fryer basket. Cook at 400 degrees for 7-8 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.

    Stovetop: Drizzle a few teaspoons of oil into a large stainless steel or cast-iron skillet over medium high heat. Add 4 koftas and cook for 7-8 minutes in total, turning them over so they brown on all sides. Repeat with remaining koftas.

    Grill: Place the lamb mixture onto wooden skewers. Cook koftas over medium high heat for 7-8 minutes, turning them as you cook so they brown evenly.

  5. You’ll know the koftas are done cooking when the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.
  6. Serve lamb koftas on a wooden skewer, if they aren’t already, with a sprinkle of fresh parsley and a side of tzatziki sauce for dipping. Enjoy!

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

  • You can also use 3 tablespoons of a homemade Greek seasoning.
  • Ground beef or turkey may also be used.
  • To Store: Keep leftover cooked lamb koftas in an airtight container for up to 3-4 days in the fridge.
  • To Freeze: Place in an airtight freezer-safe container and store for up to 3-4 months. Do not freeze the yogurt based dip.
Nutrition Facts
Lamb Kofta Kebab Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 52mg17%
Sodium 433mg19%
Potassium 313mg9%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 827IU17%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.