Kebab with homemade tzatziki

From now on, my kitchen is my favorite Turkish restaurant.


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 30 min. preparation time, 0 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 374 / Protein 25g / Carbohydr. 5g / Fat 28g

Ingredients (4 servings)

500 gground lamb
1onion (red)
0.5 bunchmint
1 clovegarlic
200 gTurkish yogurt
1 tspcumin (ground)
1 tspcoriander (ground)
1 tspturmeric
1 tsplemon juice
vegetable oil for frying


kitchen towel, large frying pan, garlic press (optional), 2 large bowls, box grater, cooking spoon, cutting board, knife

Wine Tip

Syrah, dry, 2008
The vines of the Syrah grape produce dark-colored, tannic wines the aroma of ripe currants. Syrah wines require long bottle-aging and fit perfectly with hearty lamb dishes.

Step 1

Kebab with homemade tzatziki

Press or mince garlic. Finely chop mint leaves and dice onion. Grate cucumber and squeeze out as much of the liquid as possible. Place in a bowl.

garlic press, box grater, cutting board, knife

1 clove garlic / 0.5 bunch mint / 1 onion / 0.5 cucumber

Step 2

Kebab with homemade tzatziki

For the tzatziki, mix cucumber, garlic, mint, and lemon juice with Turkish yogurt. Season generously with salt and pepper. Store tzatziki in the fridge while preparing kebabs.

large bowl, cooking spoon

1 tsp lemon juice / 200 g Turkish yogurt

Step 3

Kebab with homemade tzatziki

For the kebabs, combine ground lamb with diced onion, cumin, coriander, and turmeric. Season with salt and pepper. Form into elongated kebabs. You can form these on skewers for grilling as well.

large bowl, cooking spoon

500 g ground lamb / 1 tsp cumin / 1 tsp coriander / 1 tsp turmeric / salt / pepper

Step 4

Kebab with homemade tzatziki

Heat up a large frying pan and sear kebabs for approx. 3 – 5 min. per side. Transfer to a kitchen towel lined plate to absorb excess fat. Serve hot with tzatziki on the side.

kitchen towel, large frying pan, cooking spoon

vegetable oil for frying