Kofte Kebabs with Cucumber Mint Sauce

READY IN: 23mins
Recipe by PalatablePastime

These are little lamb/beef kebabs that are served like a sandwich on pita bread or nane lavash, your choice. Goes great with a salad and rice pilaf to complement the meal.

Top Review by Engineer in the Kit

I grew up eating Kafta. This is a good recipe except that to have it the Lebanese way, I used all beef meat, omitted the cumin and chili powder. Used instead 1 teaspoon allspice. The sauce is also very nice, you can also use dried mint (1 tsp), if destired.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix together yogurt, cucumber, mint, salt, and garlic for the cucumber-mint sauce in a small bowl and keep chilled while preparing kebabs.
  2. Combine ingredients for kebabs in a bowl and mix together, squeezing with fingers to incorporate until smooth.
  3. Shape the meat into 8 flat torpedo shapes, about 5-inches long by 2-inches wide.
  4. Prepare grill or heat skillet.
  5. Cook kebabs for 6-8 minutes, turning to cook all sides.
  6. Serve 2 kebabs on each pita or lavash with cucumber-mint sauce.

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