RED LENTIL KOFTE

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Cook time= 15-20 minutes, plus 25-30 min.standing.

Level= Easy

Serve= up to 12

This red lentil kofte is very delicious and one of the most popular snack of Turkish cuisine. Red lentil kofte is a great party snack, appetizer or vegan starter idea. Red lentils have the most distinctive flavor and they are most easily cooked of all lentils. Enjoy it!

Lentils are a good source of iron and a great source of B vitamins, niacin vitamin B3, folate, potassium and vitamin C. Lentils are packed full of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, fiber. They also contain no cholesterol

 

– INGREDIENTS-

2 Cup red lentils

1 Cup fine bulgur wheat

5 cup cold water

1 medium onion, finely chopped

small bunch of parsley, finely chopped

5 spring onions, finely chopped,optional

1 Cup olive oil

3 Gloves garlic, minced

1 tbsp tomato paste

1/2 tbsp red pepper paste

1 tsp red pepper flakes

1 tsp black pepper,ground

Sea salt to taste

1/4 tsp cumin, optional

1 tsp lemon juice, optional

– DIRECTIONS-

1- Rinse the bulgur under running water, drain well and put the lentills in a saucepan . Pour 5 cup cold water over the lentils, bring to simmer and cook over a medium  heat until very tender.Remove from the heat and add the bulgur in the cooked lentil, cover and set aside for 20-25 minutes or until the mixture is cold and very thick.

2- Heat the olive oil in a medium  saucepan  over  the medium heat. Add the onion and fry add the minced garlic stirring often and add the tomato paste, red pepper paste, continue stirring for 1 minute and remove from the heat. Add the fried onion mixture into the lentil mixture and stir them until well combined, then re-cover the lentil mixture and set aside to cool.

3- Season the cooled lentil mixture with sea salt, red pepper flakes, black pepper, Lemon juice(optional), add the parsley and using your hands to knead the mixture well.

4- Form it into balls (like the size of a walnut) or shape it into patties or your choice’s shape. Put them  on a serving plate and serve with lemon and lettuce.

Bon appetite!

Note: Turkish red pepper paste is a thick paste made from chilies and salt and Turkish red pepper paste has a really vibrant flavour,  it available from Middle Eastern stores or Turkish grocery stores.

Prepare all ingredients.

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Place the chopped onion and olive oil in a saucepan and fry it then add the garlic, cook them.

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Add the tomato paste, pepper paste.

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Boil the red lentil and cook it then add the fine bulgur, mix them and let it cool.

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Combine the cooked onion and the mixed red lentil.

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Add the chopped parsley.

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Shape the mixed red lentil into patties or shape of your choice.

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19 thoughts on “RED LENTIL KOFTE

  1. Great recipe!. Thanks for shairng!~ Best wishes to you!~ Aquileana 🙂

  2. This sounds yummy, going to try this recipe and since I live in Turkish-Cyprus, all the ingredients are readily available.

    • Thank you for the visit and taking the time to comment! It’s really yummy, I hope you do try to make them, let me know how you go if you do try this. Have a wonderful week, The Crazy Crone! 🙂

  3. They look so pretty. Just like little gift packs☺👍

  4. simply damn delicious and comforting dish!!!

  5. Thanks a lot for very nice comment! Have a wonderful day, Dedy oktavianus pardede! 🙂

  6. Reblogged this on Save That Recipe and commented:
    An amazing lentil concoction… must save!

  7. The cubes look really sophisticated and chic!

  8. These look very cute and Moorish.

  9. Wow! That’s definitely worth trying. Thanx for posting!

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