Lentil Koftas

  • Lentil Koftas
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  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1 L water
  • 2 x onions grated
  • 2 cups burghl
  • 1 Tbls oil
  • 2 Tbls pepper paste
  • 1 Tbls tomato paste
  • 5 x spring onions chopped
  • 1 handful parsley
  • 1 handful dill
  • 1 pinch chilli flakes
  • 1 pinch salt


Wash the red lentils in a pot and add one litre of water and cook until the lentils are all cooked.
Add the burghul to the pot mix it a few times put the lid on and let it rest for 20 minutes. At this stage the burghul will cook with the boiled water left from cooking the lentils.
In the meantime add oil in another pot and fry the grated onions. Once fried add the tomato and pepper paste, salt, black and red pepper and chilli flakes. Fry for another 5 minutes and add1/4 cup boiled water to the pot.
Add the prepared paste into the burghul and lentil mixture . Mix for about ten minutes so that all of paste is absorbed by the lentil mixture.
Put aside and let it cool for another 10 minutes then add the parsley, dill and green onions keep mixing and once cool enough shape them in the form you like.
These koftas are best served with lemon and lettuce

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  • Delicous :-)


    by Angela H. on 11/12/2012, 15:19
    Angela H.
  • Oh what a stunning arrangement! I must try this!!


    by Linda Bullard on 29/12/2012, 20:34
    Linda Bullard
    • Thank you


      by Ser Yem on 09/03/2013, 18:10
      Ser Yem
  • It is very similar to tamoto paste but made from red pepper it comes in mild and chilli I usually add the mild so the kids can eat it too.


    by Ser Yem on 09/03/2013, 18:09
    Ser Yem
  • I love my mercimek koftesi. Ellerine saglik :)


    by A. Gulden on 26/02/2014, 16:16
    A. Gulden
    • :)


      by Ser Yem on 23/03/2014, 21:30
      Ser Yem