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Turkish Lamb Kofta Recipe | Mediterranean Diet

Med Coolman | Friday, August 26, 2016 | |

Lamb Kofta Skewers , slices of lemon and the pomegranate yogurt sauce
Turkish Lamb Kofta Recipe


Spice Mix

1 tablespoon black pepper, cracked.
1 tablespoon cumin, ground.
1 tablespoon hot paprika.
1 ½ tablespoons mint, dried.
1 tablespoon sweet paprika.
1 ½ tablespoons oregano, dried.

Spice Mix

Pomegranate yogurt sauce

½ teaspoon fresh lemon or 1 teaspoon ground sumac.
½ a cup plain yogurt.
2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped.
1 tablespoons pomegranate molasses.


1 tablespoon vegetable oil.
1 lb ground lamb.
8 (12 inches) soaked in water flat skewers.
1 seeded and finely chopped medium plum tomato.
¾ teaspoon kosher salt.
¼ cup of red onions, finely grated.
1 teaspoon of pomegranate molasses.
1 minced medium sized clove garlic.
2 tablespoons pomegranate seed and 2 tablespoon fresh mint leaves.


To make the spice

 In a small bowl, mix all the spice ingredients and combine. 

To make the pomegranate yogurt sauce

Combine all the ingredients of the Pomegranate-yoghurt sauce in a small bowl.
Pomegranate Yogurt Sauce
Pomegranate Yogurt Sauce

To make the Kofta

In a large bowl, put the lamb, onion, tomato, garlic, pomegranate molasses, 1 tablespoon of the spice mix and salt. Combine using your hand until the meat gets sticky. 

Divide the lamb into 8 portions (wet your hands to prevent sticking) press the lamb around the skewers into sausage shapes of 4 1/2 inches long. Cover loosely with a plastic wrap and
transfer to a baking sheet, refrigerate for 1 to 4 hours. 

Pre-heat the oven to 400-475 degrees (use charcoal or gas for direct grilling). Oil the grill and grill the Kofta for about 6 to 8 minutes. 

Garnish with pomegranate and mint seeds (optional). Drizzle some molasses on the yogurt sauce and serve the Kofta with the sauce.

Six Turkish Lamb Kofta Skewers and Parsley for decoration

Let us know if you have any further suggestions in the comment section, Also Don't forget to share the recipe with your friends, you will never know who among your friends might be in need of a healthy yummy recipe like this one ;).

Related Tags: Turkish Lamb Kofta, Kofta Recipes, Lamb Recipes, Turkish Recipes, Mediterranean Recipes, Mediterranean Diet,

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