If using wooden skewers, soak in water for 30 minutes
In the bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade attachment, pulse together onion,
garlic, salt, pepper, cilantro, mint, cumin, coriander, turmeric, cinnamon, paprika, and oil.
Scrape down bowl as needed to ensure thorough mixing. Add about 2 tablespoons of
ground beef. Process until spice mixture resembles thick paste.
Transfer spice mixture to a large bowl with remaining ground beef. Use your hands
combine ingredients together.
Divide spice-meat mixture into 8 equal portions. Shape each portion into an oblong.
Gently flatten with your palm and mold around wooden skewer. Finish by lightly pressing
it flat. Arrange on baking tray. Repeat with remaining portions. Let chill in the fridge for
20 minutes or 10 minutes in the freezer while you preheat the grill for medium-high heat.
Lightly brush oil over grill grates. Alternatively, use cast iron skillet over medium heat.
Cook kofta kebabs for 4-5 minutes on each side, until browned.