Recipe By sommer
Published Feb 19th
Oven-Baked Kofta Kebabs (Pakistani-Style)
Prep 20m Cook 40m Additional - Ready In 1h
Servings 4 servings Calories 340.8

These delicious kebabs are guaranteed to be a big hit! This recipe has been in my husband’s family for generations. Serve with basmati rice or naan.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, or more as needed
  • 1 large onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef, or more to taste
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon plain yogurt, or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon garlic paste
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground red pepper, or more to taste
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 2 Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Saute onion until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer onion and 1 tablespoon of the oil from the skillet to a food processor and puree until smooth. Reserve remaining oil in the skillet.
  3. 3 Place onion puree, beef, egg, yogurt, garlic paste, ginger paste, coriander, salt, and red pepper in a bowl. Mix by hand to combine. Form beef mixture into 4 to 5-inch-long kebabs using oiled hands. Arrange in a baking pan.
  4. 4 Saute cumin seeds in the reserved oil over medium-high heat until blackened, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce, and salt; cook until heated through, about 5 minutes more. Pour the sauce over the kebabs. Cover with aluminum foil.
  5. 5 Bake in the preheated oven until beef is no longer pink in the center, about 20 minutes. Uncover and turn on the broiler. Broil until brown, about 5 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 340.8
  • Carbohydrate 10.7 g
  • Cholesterol 112.1 mg
  • Fat 22.3 g
  • Fiber 2.4 g
  • Protein 22.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 6.9 g
  • Sodium 1990 mg
  • Sugar 4.4 g

Chef's Notes

Tomato paste may be substituted for tomato sauce; For extra spicy kebabs, add about 1 teaspoon ground red pepper to the sauce.


  1. i made it today i added rice and yogurt sauce too