Sunday, February 6, 2011

Kafta Kabab (Lebanon/Iraq/Syria) كفتة

Kafta Kabab (Lebanon/Iraq/Syria)

Kafta Kabab is very famous Lebanese kabab, also popular in Arbil Iraq , Syria and Turkey.

Kafta Serving plate

Kafta with Salad, Crunchy Pita Bread, and Mint raita

Kafta Kabab

Kafta Salad

Crunchy Pita Bread

Kafta Raita

Plain Pita Bread


  • Minced meat (Lamb/Chicken)     1/2 kg
  • Onion crushed 1/2
  • Fresh Parsley or Coriander  chopped 1/2 cup
  • Egg   beaten  1/2
  • Garlic cloves crushed 2
  • Olive oil  1 tablespoon
  • Salt to taste
  • Paprika to taste
  • Black pepper 1/2 teaspoon
  • Sumak powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Pimento powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder 1/2 teaspoon

  • Mix together minced meat , egg, onion, parsley, garlic and spices then grind in an electric food processor/chopper.
  • Now made 12-15 Kafta.
  • Insert pre-soaked wooden skewers and keep aside to marinate.
  • Now brush with olive oil and grill over charcoal fire till tender.
  • Delicious Kafta Kabab are ready serve with crunchy pita bread, salad and mint chutney.