Deconstructed Lamb Kefta

I typically order lamb kefta kebabs at my favorite Afghan restaurant, De Afghan Kebab House located in Fremont, CA. I love me some good lamb kebabs! If you love lamb, then this recipe is for you! I was too lazy to shape the meat into kebabs, so I threw all the ingredients in a pan and served the dish on top of cauliflower mash with a side of sauteed zucchini. A super easy, super flavorful recipe that shouldn’t take any more than 30 minutes to put together. The key is to have good quality ingredients such as the lamb, fresh mint, cilantro, parsley, and rosemary. I hope you like it! Let me know how it turns out by leaving a comment below. Happy Friday y’all! 


Serves: 4 (with left overs) 

Prep Time: 15 Mins 

Cook Time: 15 Mins 


  • 2lbs fresh ground lamb 
  • 2 Tablespoons EVOO
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely diced 
  • 4 large garlic cloves, finely minced 
  • 1 TSP sea salt
  • 1/2 TSP ground pepper
  • 1 TSP ground turmeric 
  • 1 TSP ground cardamom 
  • 1 TSP ground paprika 
  • 1 TSP ground ginger 
  • 1/2 Tablespoon fresh rosemary, finely minced 
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh mint, finely minced 
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh cilantro, finely minced
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, finely minced 
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice


  1. In a large saute pan, over medium high heat, add EVOO and saute garlic and onions for 1-2 mins until soft and translucent. 
  2. Add ground lamb and season with salt and pepper, mix to combine for 3-5 minutes until meat starts to brown. 
  3. Add remaining dry seasoning ingredients and mix thoroughly to combine. Cook for an additional 3-5 minutes, until lamb is cooked through. I recommend not over cooking the meat. 
  4. Once meat is cooked, add fresh herbs and mix thoroughly. Then add lemon juice and mix to combine, and turn the heat off. 
  5. Serve with Caulirice, caulimash, or your favorite side carb of choice. 

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