Curried Lamb Skewers with Yogurt and Mint Dip Curried Lamb Skewers with Yogurt and Mint Dip

Curried Lamb Skewers with Yogurt and Mint Dip

These individual lamb nibbles are great served during the festive season.  Made with lamb mince, garlic and spices and served with a tangy yogurt and mint dip.

prep time
15 mins

cook time
18 minutes

12 people

  • Energy


  • Fat


  • Saturates


  • Carbs


  • Sugars


  • Fibre


  • Protein


  • Salt



  • 450g lean lamb mince (10%fat)
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • Pinch caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice powder
  • 20 woody rosemary stalks, leaves removed or 20 small wooden skewers, soaked
  • For the mint jelly and yogurt dip:

  • 1 x 200g tub thick Greek yogurt
  • 4 tablespoons mint jelly


  1. Place the mince in a large bowl, add the remaining ingredients except the rosemary and mix well. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight.
  2. Wearing disposable gloves mould the mince into ten to twelve 10cm cylindrical sausage shapes around each rosemary stalk or skewer. Cover each end of the rosemary with foil to prevent burning during cooking.
  3. Cook the skewers under a preheated grill for 12-18 minutes, turning occasionally or until cooked.
  4. Meanwhile prepare the dip; mix the yogurt and mint jelly together, transfer to a small bowl and serve with the skewers.


This recipe works well with beef mince too.