middle eastern style kebabs

Middle Eastern Style Kebabs

Economical and easy to make, these middle eastern style kebabs are made with mince lamb and served with a simple to make mint flavoured yogurt sauce.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Jacqueline Bellefontaine


For the kebabs

  • 125 g couscous
  • 300 ml cold water
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 500 g lean minced lamb
  • 1 tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp each ground cinnamon coriander & cumin
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the sauce

  • 150 ml Greek style natural yogurt
  • 1 tsp concentrated mint sauce
  • Pinch of sugar


  • Place the couscous in a bowl and pour over the water. Allow to stand for about 20 minutes or until the water has been absorbed.
  • Once the water has been absorbed, sprinkle the spices over the couscous and mix together with a fork.
  • Add the lamb and onion, season well and knead together until well combined.
  • Divide the mixture into eight, and shape into tapered sausage shape around skewers.
  • Cook under a preheated grill for 10 to 15 minutes, turning frequently until cooked through.
  • Meanwhile to make the sauce, squeeze out the excess vinegar from the mint sauce and stir the mint into the yogurt along with the sugar.
  • Serve the kebabs with the mint sauce spooned over. Accompany with a mixed salad and pitta bread.


Freeze: un-cooked for up to 3 months