Turkey Kofta

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Mini Turkey Kebabs or Kofta

When we go on a picnic we always seem to take sandwiches or I will take a pasta salad. So this year, I have started to look at different foods we could take with us when we go out for a day. It’s not that I don’t like sandwiches or pasta salad but I love trying new foods.

My husband Howard and son Ted are creatures of habit. They will always take their sandwiches on picnics. So the Turkey Kofta I decided to make as an evening meal with chips and salad. Then I took the leftovers as part of my lunch the next day.

The Kofta were delicious hot but tasted even better as part of a packed lunch. I ate them with my quinoa salad which was so yummy. They were perfect for a takeaway lunch and as part of a main meal. The Kofta would be great as part of a BBQ too. They are just great for a warm summers day.

Turkey Kofta

Serves 4


  • Large mixing bowl
  • Teaspoon
  • Tablespoon
  • Skewers x 4 metal or wooden
  • High sided baking tray


  • Turkey Mince x 500g
  • Egg x 1
  • Ground coriander x 1 tsp
  • Ground cumin x 1 tsp
  • Ground ginger x 1 tsp
  • Mild or hot chilli powder x 1 tsp
  • Ground cinnamon x 1 tsp
  • Garlic granules x 1 tsp
  • Ground black pepper x 1/4 tsp
  • Salt x a pinch or two
  • Flax seed x 4 tsbps
  • Fresh coriander x 1 handful


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C or gas mark 4 and put the baking tray in.
  • Put the turkey mince into the large mixing bowl and season with the ground coriander, ground cumin, ground ginger, mild or hot chilli powder, ground cinnamon, garlic granules, ground black pepper and salt.
  • Chop the coriander and add to the bowl.
  • Add the egg and flax seed.
  • Mix all the ingredients together with your hands.
  • If using wooden skewers, soak the skewers for about 5 minutes in cold water.
  • Now evenly divide the turkey into 4 parts and then mold them around the skewers.
  • Don’t worry if they look a little wonky, the more rustic they look the better.
  • Remove the baking tray from the oven and put the skewers on it.
  • Place the tray in the oven for 25 – 30 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Then serve and enjoy.
Turkey Kofta

Turkey Kofta was a delicious meal and it made a great leftover lunch too. My husband and son enjoyed it but they didn’t want it as part of their picnic lunch. Yep, you’ve guessed it, they had sandwiches. The mini kebabs or kofta’s would make a quick and simple mid week meal but they also made a yummy weekend dinner too. The ingredients in this dish are freezable so you could make them in advance of a meal. However you decide to eat this dish, as always, enjoy.

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