Kofte Kebabs with Cucumber Mint Sauce

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 8 mins

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.

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.


Most Helpful

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.

Engineer in the Kitchen August 27, 2006

We loved this! Will be on our summer rotation for sure. Thanks Sue!

PearTree May 07, 2012

My Turkish husband has a hard time finding foods that remind him of home. He and I loved this! There are so many ways to use the meat and sauce recipe. We also used the mint sauce as a marinade for chicken. Yummy! Thanks to Sue!

monet2384 August 21, 2009

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