Beef Kofta Kebabs

Amy Massey
by Amy Massey
10 Pieces
30 min

These beef kofta kebabs are great if you want to recreate a takeaway style dish at home without all of the added calories. They are made from lean beef mince that has been mixed with fresh herbs and warming spices. It really feels like you're having a "naughty" dinner, when it's actually really good for you!

This is a great meal for during the summer and can be cooked on the stove or outside on the BBQ.

They are really quick to cook with very little prep time required. What's more, you can even make extra to cook another day if you want a super quick meal, as they are perfect for freezing.

I recommend serving these with hand-cut chips and fresh salad. Here I have served mine with some home pickled red cabbage, fresh lettuce and sliced tomatoes.

Create your own takeaway style kebab at home!

These beef kofta kebabs are super lean yet still juicy and full of flavour.

Great served with fresh salad and homemade chips.

Recipe details
  • 10  Pieces
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes Cook time: 20 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 750g lean beef mince
  • 1.5 tsps ground turmeric
  • 2 tsps dried red chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 0.5 tsp onion granules
  • 0.5 tsp garlic granules
  • 4 spring onions, finely chopped
  • large handful fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil or spray oil

Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well.
Take one handful of the mixture at a time and squeeze together between both hands to form small sausage shapes.
Heat a frying pan until hot and add the oil.
Once the oil is hot, add the beef koftas and fry until well browned on all sides. Be sure to turn the koftas regularly for even cooking, this should take around 10 minutes.
Remove the koftas from the pan and place on a baking tray.
Bake in the preheated oven for 10 minutes.
Serve with chips and your choice of fresh salad.
  • This recipe is really versatile - so you can play around with the spices if you want to add/omit anything. For example, if you don't have onion granules, you could add fresh onion. You could also try this with different herbs such as parsley, oregano etc.
  • The koftas will be easier to form if your mince is cold, so start prepping it as soon as you take it out of the fridge and don't let them sit for too long before you start cooking.
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  • Bethany Liston Bethany Liston on Jul 31, 2020

    Tasty Turkish!

  • Jean Reid Jean Reid on Aug 08, 2023

    If I wanted to serve this with a sauce, what would you recommend? Regular ground beef recipes are starting to get boring, and this recipe seems like a great way to shake up dinner.