Grilled Turkey Kofta Skewers with Yogurt Sauce

While lamb or beef is traditional, I prefer ground turkey for these flavorful skewers, and the yogurt sauce adds a lightened dipping sauce full of flavor.
Servings 8 skewers


  • For the Kofta
  • 1 pound Plainville Farm ground turkey
  • scant 1/3 cup grated onion about 1/2 small onion
  • 2 sprigs parsley chopped
  • 2 sprigs mint leaves chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced or pressed
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • olive oil or grapeseed oil
  • For the Yogurt Sauce
  • 1 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons chopped mint leaves
  • 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 1 clove garlic pressed
  • Pinch of kosher salt


  1. For the Kofta Skewers
  2. In a medium bowl, gently combine the turkey with the grated onion, chopped herbs, garlic, kosher salt, coriander, cinnamon, allspice and cayenne pepper. Wet your hands and scoop about 1/3 cup of the meat into your hands and shape into oval shaped logs. Place on a sheet pan or plate covered with parchment paper and refrigerate for about 30 minutes.
  3. If using wooden skewers, soak the skewers in cold water for 15 min to 1/2 hour. Heat the grill to medium-high heat and oil the grate. Grill the skewers for about 5-6 minutes, turning occasionally so that grill marks form. Reduce the heat and cook the skewers for another 5-8 minutes or until they begin to caramel in color and the meat is cooked through.
  4. For the Yogurt Sauce
  5. Mix the ingredients together in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to use.