Spicy American Lamb Kofta


June 24, 2022

Recipe provided by Lindsey Eats LA, courtesy of the American Lamb Board (Spicy American Lamb Kofta Skewers | American Lamb).


2 lb Ground American lamb

2 Yellow onions, minced

5-6 cloves Garlic, minced

1 tbsp Pepper

1 tbsp Salt

1 bunch Parsley

1 bunch Mint

1 bunch Cilantro

1/4 tsp Cayenne

1/2 tbsp Chili flakes

Cilantro Mint Chutney

1/3 cup Pine nuts

1 bunch cilantro

1/2 Jalapeno depending on spice prefernce

1 Lemon juice

1/2 tsp Sugar

1 tsp Garlic powder

Little mint

2/3 cup Water

1/2 tsp Ginger powder (fresh works too)

Salt & pepper, to taste


1Prep your marinade by finely chopping up your mint, parsley and cilantro. Mince your garlic and onions.

2Next, take your ground lamb and mix in your minced onions, minced garlic, pepper, salt, the chopped parsley, mint, cilantro and add cayenne and chili flakes. (you want this mixture pretty dry so it sticks well on the skewers).

3Marinate in the fridge for 1-2 hours. Start to assemble by placing on your skewers, hugging tightly all around with your hands and pinching the edges where the meat meets the stick, so it stays tight when cooking and doesn’t fall apart.

4Heat a BBQ grill or skillet and add your skewers on, about 4-6 minutes on each side, until lamb is cooked through.

Cilantro Mint Chutney

1All you have to do is place all of the above ingredients in a blender or food processor, blend and pulse until a sauce/chutney forms!