Kofta Kebab

My first time to cook a kofta kebab ever. I cooked it and was posting updates immediately on my social media. I was a bit scared that the kebab would not hold on the skewers. I put some music on, and Yohan and I were dancing and acting like fools in the kitchen.The result was amazing and it even reminded me of my trip to Bahrain. Let me tell you that Bahrain is a lovely place despite the heat. While there I went on a cultural tour, and I had kebab, with rice and pita bread. I tried to recreate with the ingredients I had on hand. I totally recreate the white sauce because I did not even know what some ingredients meant. I tried to recreate based on my palate and souvenirs and it worked. I will show you my little trick.

For the green marinade


Kofta Kebab

Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: kebab, kofta, lamb
Servings: 4 people
Author: Sinaba Food


  • 1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 1/4 lbs ground lamb
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 onion
  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 tomato
  • 1 bunch of parsley small
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cup cooked rice
  • Pita bread
  • Skewers, charcoal grill
  • 2 tbsp sour cream (sauce start)
  • Green marinade
  • 1 tomato pureed
  • 1/2 onion pureed
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper (sauce end)


  • First put on some good music (haha).
  • If using wooden skewers soak them in water for 30 minutes, so they won't burn.
  • If you found ground lamb great otherwise cut it in pieces and ground it.
  • Add paprika, salt, pepper, most of parsley, garlic, onion, ground beef.
  • Mix it in the food processor.
  • Take a portion of the meat mixture that can fit into your hand and mold it along the skewer.
  • Make sure that the skewer is not too big or it will not hold in place.
  • When finished pour half of the lemon juice over skewer, and put some olive oil.
  • Put it on the grill for 30 minutes (you can pan fry it also).
  • Warm the pita bread on the grill.
  • Cut the tomato, other half of onion, cucumber, rest of parsley, lemon juice and a pinch of salt
  • For the white sauce I used sour cream, lemon juice.
  • For the red sauce I put pureed tomato and onion on the stove for 5 minutes with salt, pepper and 2 tbsp of water

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