Orange Lentil Patties2019-07-03
- Yield : 8
- Servings : 8
- Prep Time : 20m
- Cook Time : 30m
- Ready In : 55m
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Mercimekli Kofte is a delicious and healthy vegetarian recipe that you can serve as an appetizer. They are eaten with lettuce and a squeeze of lemon juice like Çiğköfte.
- 2 cup red lentils
- 4,5 cups water
- 1 cup Turkish bulgur (small grain, washed and dried)
- 1 onion (finely chopped)
- ½ cup olive oil
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 1 tbsp red pepper paste (if you cannot find red pepper paste you can use 2 tbsp tomato paste)
- ½ bunch parsley, finely choped
- ½ bunch green onion, finely choped
- 1 tsp red pepper
- 1 tsp cumin
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 lemon juice
- Curly leaf lettuce
Cook the red lentils with water at low heat.
Make sure that lentils are soft. When there is a small amount of water left, add the bulgur.
Turn the heat off and close the lid.
Leave for at least 10 minutes to make bulgur absorb all the water and expand.
In another medium size pot, saute the onion with olive oil.
And then stir in tomato and red pepper paste. Saute for 2 minutes and add salt and all spices.
Transfer to the pot with bulgur and red lentils.
Add lemon juice and mix all of them. If it is cooled enough stir in green onions and parsley. Mix all well.
Take walnut size pieces and give them kofte shape in your hands
Keep a little bowl of water close by to wet your hand frequently during this process since the kofte mixture will get stuck on your hands.
Serve them on a wide serving tray with lettuce leaves by the side to wrap.