Kofta, Kafta, or Kafka is often characterized as the Middle Eastern version of a hamburger. Yes, it’s made with ground beef, ground lamb, or both, but that’s pretty much where the similarity ends. Kofta is more like a sausage without the sausage casing. Sure, you can make this into patties like a burger and eat it on a bun and I guess that would be a burger, but generally, you eat it as it is or in the occasional pita roll-up.

Egyptian kofta

Egyptian Kofta

Cuisine228
Kofta, Kafta, or Kafka is often characterized as the Middle Eastern version of a hamburger. it is made with ground beef, ground lamb, or both, but that’s pretty much where the similarity ends.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Barbecue
Cuisine Mali, Middle Eastern

Equipment

  • Food Processor

Ingredients
  

  • 500 g lamb
  • 1 onion diced
  • ¼ tsp dried chili flakes
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 2 `tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 5 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground coriander

Instructions
 

  • In a ziped bag , combine the mince, onion, garlic, mint, parsley, chilli flakes, paprika, ginger, cumin and coriander.
  • Use a food processor to ground the mixture of meat.
  • Shape small handfuls of the mixture into short sausages, and slide them onto metal skewers (or soaked bamboo skewers). Place them onto a lined baking tray and refrigerate covered for 20 minutes.
  • Heat an oiled barbecue plate to high. Place the koftas on the surface and reduce the heat to a low setting. Cook for 20 minutes, turning koftas occasionally, or until cooked through.
  • Transfer the cooked koftas to a tray and cover with foil. Allow to rest for 5 minutes and serve with your choice of salad, bread, and other sides.

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Keyword Egyptian Kofta, Lamb