Category: Main Dish    |     Prep Time: 1.5 hrs   |    Cook Time: 15 mins

Makes: Approx. 4 servings


Kefta, also known as kofta, is traditionally made of beef, lamb or chicken and is mixed with spices and onions. In India there are also meatless varieties, which are often made from paneer!


Kefta is popular across the Middle East and Asia in places like Morocco, Iran, Pakistan and India. Spicy and filling, kefta are the perfect snack for grilling and are great for parties and large gatherings!


Did you know?  Kefta is one of Morocco’s most popular street foods!




  • 1 lb. lamb
  • ¼ cup fresh, chopped parsley
  • ¼ cup fresh, chopped cilantro
  • 1 medium onion, finely diced
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 2 tsp. paprika
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp. salt



  • Oven or grill
  • Large bowl
  • Skewers




1. If using an oven, preheat your broiler. If using a grill, prepare it so that the flame is on medium heat.

2. Combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl, mixing well. Allow the mixture to sit for an hour so that the flavors properly blend.

3. Use a ¼ cup measure to divvy up the meat. Mold the meat around an oven-safe skewer, tapering the end of each kefta to prevent the meat from slipping off the skewers during cooking. Mold 3 kefta per skewer.

4. Place the skewers on the broiler rack 4 inches from the heat or on the grill over the hot coals. Turn frequently to brown the kefta evenly until the meat is done, about 10-15 minutes. Serves 4.

5. Enjoy with family and friends!


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