Mercimek Koftesi Recipe

Looking for an easy Mercimek koftesi recipe? Learn how to make Mercimek koftesi using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by auriam

Makes 12 servings



Turkish lentil pate; same shape as meat kofte/kofta but vegetarian and delicious! Recipe from Binnur's Turkish Cookbook (http://www.turkishcookbook.com/2005/10/lentil-pate.php)

Recipe Ingredients for Mercimek koftesi

1 cup bulgur, washed and drained
1 cup red lentils, washed and drained
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 cup sunflower oil
1 tbsp tomato paste
2 tbsp cumin
3 T lemon juice (juice of 1 lemon)
1 tsp salt
1/2 cup parsley, chopped
2 cups water

Recipe Directions for Mercimek koftesi

  1. Cook the red lentils with 2 1/2 cups of water on low heat. When there's a small amount of water left, add the bulgur. Stir and and continue cooking until all the water evaporates. Cover the lid and put aside.

  2. In another medium-sized pot, sautee the onion with sunflower oil. Then add all the remaining ingredients, except for parsley. Also add in the lentil and bulgur mixture. Cook on low heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture becomes doughy and starts to leave the sides of the pot. This should take about 8-10 minutes. Cover the lid and put aside for about an hour.

  3. Mix in the parsley and using your hand, give them the shape shown in the picture. Keep refrigerated and serve on green salad leaves.

  4. * This is a vegetarian dish.

  5. Recipe posted by Binnur

Categories

Beans, Rice, Vegetables, Main Dish, Middle Eastern, Saute, Simmer, Vegetarian, Kosher, Halal, Sugar-Free

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 97.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
186
Calories from Fat
86
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
9.6g
15%
Saturated Fat
0.9g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
203mg
8%
Potassium
261mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
20.4g
7%
Dietary Fiber
7.4g
30%
Sugars
1.7g
Protein
6.3g
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 12%
Calcium 3% Iron 14%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in dietary fiber
  • High in manganese
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