1Note: I replaced the fresh onion with 1 teaspoon of onion powder. A certain someone has an aversion to onions. ;)
2Place the ground meat in a mixing bowl. Whisk the egg lightly and add to the meat along with the herb and spices.
3Use your hand to combine the ingredients. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes. It is easier to shape the meat if it is chilled.
4TO MAKE KOFTA ON SKEWERS: For each skewer shape 1/4 cup of the meat mixture around a skewer into an elongated sausage shape (about 3-4 inches long). Grill the kofta over hot coals for about 5 minutes on each side, turning to brown evenly.
5I opted to bake the kofta on a parchment lined jelly roll pan @ 350 degrees for about 25 minutes. Drain first on paper towels before serving.
If desired, serve the kofta with a bowl of thick yogurt blended with fresh lemon juice. (Roughly 1 tablespoon lemon juice to every 2/3 cup plain thick yogurt, to taste.)