Perfect minced lamb kebabs with yogurt sauce and warm pitta bread for summer
1 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp ground coriander
½ teaspoon ground chilli
Freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp ground allspice/garam masala
Olive oil for brushing
Salt to taste
Soaked Bamboo Skewers 8-10
Yogurt sauce ingredients:
Mint, coriander, finely chopped green chillies and yogurt
In a large bowl, mix grated onion, crushed garlic cloves, chopped mint/ thyme /parsley, all spices and lemon zest with its juice.
Add minced lamb to the mixture and knead for 2-5 minutes until all ingredients are well blended.
Divide the mixture into 7-8 equal mounds and have your soaked bamboo skewers standing by.
Thread the skewer through one ball and mould around the pointed end of a skewer shaping into a 2-inch oval kebab. Repeat the same process for each ball. Damp your hands if mixture is very sticky.
Heat a grill pan/griddle over medium heat or prepare a grill. Drizzle the pan lightly with olive oil. When its hot place the kebab skewers on the pan and working in batches, grill the kebabs, turning occasionally, until golden on all sides and until the meat is cooked for about 8-10 minutes.
Serve hot with flat bread/pitta bread , fresh lettuce salad and yogurt sauce.