Ultimate DIY Lamb Koftas Ultimate DIY Lamb Koftas

Ultimate DIY Lamb Koftas

prep time
10 mins

cook time
16 minutes

6 people


  • For the koftas

  • 500g lamb mince
  • 1 small red onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped mint
  • Grated zest and juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Pinch ground coriander
  • To serve

  • 4 flatbreads
  • Salad leaves
  • Plain yogurt
  • Greek salad


1. In a large bowl, season and mix all the ingredients together.
2. Using slightly damp hands, divide the mixture into 6 equal portions. Roll each portion into a sausage shape and mould around 6 short wooden (previously soaked in water) or metal skewers. Cover and chill for 20 minutes.
3. Cook the koftas under a preheated moderate grill or on a prepared BBQ for 6–8 minutes on each side until cooked and any meat juices run clear.
4. Serve the koftas in a flatbread with salad leaves, a dollop of plain yogurt and a spoonful of Greek salad on the side.


If preferred, shape into 4 burgers and cook for 6–8 minutes on each side. Serve in a burger bun with relishes of your choice.