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

Course Main Course
Keyword kebab, kofta, lamb
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
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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