How To Make Gordon Ramsay’s Lamb Kofta At Home

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If you are craving something delicious from Middle Eastern cuisine, look no further. This Gordon Ramsay recipe of lamb kofta is the one for you. It is not made with tomato curry as koftas are made. Instead, it is served with a mint and yogurt dressing. 

Lamb koftas on skewers served with a yogurt dip, halved tomatoes, and lemon wedges

Koftas are different from kebabs. Kebabs are made on skewers over an open fire and then served with naan and raita. You can replace these with pita and tahini sauce. Meanwhile, koftas are balls made from a minced lamb mixture. These balls are fried and cooked in spicy curry.

To make Gordon Ramsay’s lamb kofta, cook onions and garlic in a pan. Add cumin and chili flakes to it and cook for 2 minutes. Then, mix minced lamb and the onion mixture and shape them into balls. Cook the meatballs in a griddle pan for about 5-6 minutes. Serve the lamb kofta with mint and yogurt dressing. 

This is only a snippet of the entire recipe. Find the whole recipe below. But first, check out some other recipes from the Chef’s delight.

1. Gordon Ramsay’s Chicken And Mushroom Pie – If you are a fan of savory pies, then there is no way for you to miss out on Gordon Ramsay’s Chicken & Mushroom Pie.

2. Gordon Ramsay’s French Toast– A scrumptious French toast is all you need in order to start your day on a healthy note. This recipe for the french toast from Gordon Ramsay is super healthy and will win your heart.

3. Gordon Ramsay’s Tomato Soup– Tired of the regular runny tomato soup with bland favors? Check pout Gordon Ramsay’s tomato soup to taste perfection.

4.Gordon Ramsay’s Teriyaki Salmon– If you are someone who enjoys a good salmon fish, then you must check out the Teriyaki Salmon recipe by Gordon Ramsay.

Lamb Kofta and grilled flat bread served over rice

Gordon Ramsay’s Lamb Kofta Recipe

Gordon Ramsay's lamb kofta are made minced lamb and fried onion and garlic mixture. The meat mixture is shaped into balls and cooked in griddle pan. The kofta are served with a mint and yogurt dressing.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Chef’s Delight
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 4
Calories 73 kcal


Frying Pan
Griddle Pan


  • 500 g Lamb (minced)
  • 1 Onion (finely diced)
  • 2 cloves Garlic (crushed)
  • 2 teaspoons Cumin Seeds (toasted, ground)
  • 2 tablespoons Parsley Leaves (chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons Mint Leaves (chopped)
  • Chilli flakes, to taste
  • Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil

For The Dressing

  • A small bunch of Mint Leaves (bashed)
  • ½ teaspoon Toasted Cumin Seeds
  • 3 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper


  • Heat oil in a frying pan and cook onions and garlic in it until tender. Add a little cumin and chili flakes to it and saute for 2 minutes. Remove the pan from heat and allow it to cool.
  • In a mixing bowl, add the minced lamb and the onion mixture. Also, add mint, parsley, olive oil, salt, and pepper to it. Mix it using your hands and make sure everything blends perfectly.
  • Take a handful of this mixture and shape it into a small ball. Make small balls of the mixture.
  • Place the balls on a plate and drizzle oil over them. Chill in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  • After that, place a griddle pan over the heat. Place some balls on the pan and cook them for 5-6 minutes until they are brown from all sides.
  • Make the dressing by mixing bashed mint, cumin, yogurt, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Serve the lamb kofta with this dressing.



Serving: 30g | Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 1.3g | Protein: 6.1g | Fat: 4.8g | Saturated Fat: 1.9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.1g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 0.2g
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