Grilled Lamb Kofta

Grilled Lamb Kofta
with grilled vegetables, hummus and cacik


1½ pounds of ground lamb
2 large yellow onions
½ parsley bunch
2 teaspoons of 7-spices
1-2 teaspoons of salt (or to taste)
a dash of Cayenne pepper (optional)

1 large cucumber
3 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups Greek (or strained) yogurt, full-fat plain
1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
2 teaspoons fresh mint, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil


1. Finely chop the onions and the parsley leaves (discarding the stems)
2. Mix all the ingredients together and roll into finger-length sausages
3. Grill on medium heat for about 10-15 minutes

1. Peel, seed and grate the cucumber. Toss with a light sprinkling of salt
2. Let stand for 30 minutes; drain thoroughly
3. Mash the garlic in a mortar with salt until mushy
4. Stir the garlic paste into the yogurt, and beat with a form until smooth
5. Stir in the cucumber, dill, mint and olive oil
6. Refrigerate before serving

To Serve:

Warm pita bread
Grilled red onions and grilled vegetables

Serve all of the above components together along with a glass of Ridge wine and you will surely be happy.