Low Carb Lamb Kofta Kebabs

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
30 min 7 min 10
Low Carb Lamb Kofta Kebabs
Health Highlights
Serve with sliced tomato, lettuce, and lemon wedges. Please see "Notes" below for important information.


454 gm Lamb, ground
3 clove(s) Garlic (crushed; Seasonings)
1/2 cup Parsley, fresh (finely chopped; Seasonings)
2 large shallot(s) Shallots (finely chopped; Seasonings)
1 tsp Coarse salt (Seasonings)
1 tsp Cumin (Seasonings)
1 tsp Coriander, ground (Seasonings)
1 tsp Sumac, ground (Seasonings)
1/2 tsp Paprika, smoked (Seasonings)
1 dash Hot pepper (chili) flakes (optional; Seasonings)
1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil (Seasonings)
1/3 cup Tahini (Tahini sauce)
1/3 cup Water (or more for thinner consistency;Tahini sauce)
2 clove(s) Garlic (grated; Tahini sauce)
1 dash Sea salt, fine (Tahini sauce)
1 whole lemon(s) Lemon juice (to taste; Tahini sauce)


  1. Mix ground lamb with seasonings. Gently mix them well but do not overwork the meat. Divide them roughly to about 10 parts to form individual meat skewers.*
  2. Grab 1 part of the ground meat and form a round meatball shape then flatten it over your palm and place one skewer in the center. Gently squeeze and shape the meat over skewers to make cylinder shape and use your thumb to slightly flatten the meat over skewers so that the meat will cook evenly and be more delicious. Set the skewers over a large flat plate or store in the fridge cover with clear wrap until ready to use.*
  3. Preheat a large skillet over medium/medium-low heat until hot (but not to a smoking point), then add cooking fat of your choice. Swirl the oil in the skillet so the oil is distributed evenly. Add skewers and grill over medium heat. First side about 4 minutes and carefully flip to cook additional 3 minutes for the flip side. Cook in batches so to not overcrowd the skillet.
  4. Serve immediately while the skewers are hot (this will be more tasty and the meat will be less dry tasting particularly if the fat to lean meat ratio isn't as high in your ground meat) with chilled tahini sauce and topping of your choice (sliced tomatoes, mixed greens ...etc.)


Pre-soak 10-12 7 1/2 inch wooden skewers in water before grilling.

Before making the skewers, take one small portion and pan-fry the ground meat to taste if more seasonings or salt is needed to your preference.

If making ahead and not grilling the skewers until next day, finish steps 1 and 2 and gently wrap them over parchment paper and store flat in large ziplock bags and store in the freezer. Defrost in the fridge overnight before grilling.

The cooking time indicates per skewer cooking time (4 mins + 3 mins on the flip side). Please adjust cooking time based on the meat quantity per skewer. 

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 211
Calories from fat 145
Calories from saturated fat 48
Total Fat 16.1 g
Saturated Fat 5.4 g
Trans Fat 0.3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.8 g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.9 g
Cholesterol 33 mg
Sodium 326 mg
Potassium 269 mg
Total Carbohydrate 7.6 g
Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
Sugars 2.5 g
Protein 9.8 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Meat 0.5
Meat Alternative 0.2
Vegetables 0.4

Energy sources