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This recipe is classed as easy

Rating 3.47 / 5 (187 votes)

Prep time:
10 min
Cook time:
10 min

Serve Rachel Allen’s spicy kebabs as part of a Middle Eastern mezze


1. Mix the lamb in a large bowl with the onion, garlic, spices and coriander and season well with salt and pepper. Using wet hands shape the rest of the mixture into 12 cigar shapes. These can be left in the fridge for up to 24 hours or frozen until ready to cook.

2. Add the olive oil to a large frying pan on a medium heat. Fry the koftas for 10–15 minutes or until they are brown on both sides and cooked through. Alternatively, sear the koftas quickly in a really hot ovenproof pan and transfer to the oven, preheated to 220C/gas 7 for 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and leave to rest for a few minutes. When they are cool enough to handle, push a skewer through the length of each kofta to resemble an ice lolly on a stick.

4 Arrange three koftas on each plate. Scatter with the mint and serve with the lemon wedges and your choice of accompaniments.

Apdapted from Rachel Allen Home Cooking (Collins)

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Hi, I apologise if this is a silly question but being very new to cooking I must just in case!

Could I do all of the above but then grill the kebabs?

FarhanR24349 FarhanR24349  Posted 02 Jul 2014 8:30 AM

I made these today after seeing her make them on saturday kitchen this morning, i used pheasant instead of lamb as got a lot of them at the moment and i served them with gluten free mint and cumin seed flat breads, wild rice and a tomato salsa, everyone loved it and wanted more, they were gorgeous and ive been asked for them again tomorrow, so ive made the mix up now so it gets longer to infuse.

fluffysammy fluffysammy  Posted 04 Feb 2012 5:10 PM

Tried this last week.......lovely lovely lovely :-) Losng weight with Slimming World, and this recipe is Syn free on both Green and Extra Easy so was fabulous. I've added this recipe to my favourites and will be making again very soon.

MichalaH63192 MichalaH63192  Posted 17 Nov 2011 11:33 AM

been trying different kofta recipes and these are the best so far relly tasty ,just added two small chillies for a bit of heat .

leeS22802 leeS22802 Posted 12 Nov 2011 10:35 AM

I really enjoyed these. I followed the previous comment and added a little chilli powder which gave it a great kick. Will try these again!

Marguerita80473 Marguerita80473 Posted 15 Feb 2011 12:02 PM

Great recipe, just added a little more chilli and served with mint raita.

AidaC10667 AidaC10667 Posted 18 Jun 2010 1:26 PM

This is lovely Thank you Rachel

TimS45883 TimS45883 Posted 17 Mar 2010 9:43 PM

My wife and I found this recipe quite boring, we will not be using it again.

AvamAlan AvamAlan Posted 16 Nov 2009 5:04 PM

love it

candii candii Posted 15 Nov 2009 9:40 AM

love it

candii candii Posted 15 Nov 2009 9:40 AM