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 a 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 a wooden skewer. Finish by lightly pressing
it flat. Arrange on a 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 a cast-iron skillet over medium heat.
Cook kofta kebabs for 4-5 minutes on each side until browned.
Serve warm with pita bread (or flatbread), bulgar, hummus, and/or tzatziki sauce (optional)
NOTE: Ground lamb or a mixture of ground lamb and ground beef can be used.