Minced Lamb Kebabs


  • 1 onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1½ lb / 680 g lean minced lamb
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • ½ tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tbsp ground cardamom
  • 1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped parsley or coriander


Mix the onion and garlic with the minced lamb. Mix in the rest of the ingredients, and fry a tiny piece to check whether the seasoning is to your liking. Add more spices if it needs it. Wet your hands and form the mixture into balls or sausage shapes around skewers or satay sticks. Heat the grill, and when hot, grill the kebabs until done to your liking. The length of time required will also depend on how thickly the meat is packed around the skewers.