Vegan Çiğ köfteMay 30, 2022
The vegan version of Çiğ köfte, a traditional Turkish dish, is made from bulgur or couscous.
Throughout Germany, there are many Turkish snack bars that sell it. Since we couldn’t find any here, I made it myself. It’s really easy to prepare and a perfect dish for summer.
- 400 g couscous, or fine bulgur
- 400 ml water
- 1 small bunch of parsley
- 1 small bunch of mint
- 3 spring onions
- 1 lemon, juice
- 6 tablespoons hot Turkish paprika paste
- 6 tablespoons tomato paste
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tbsp. chili flakes
- 2 tsp. coriander powder
- 2 tsp. cumin powder
- 1 tbsp. salt
For the filling of the Dürüm patties:
- iceberg lettuce
- tomatoes, cucumber
- parsley, mint
- pomegranate syrup, optional
Pour 400 ml boiling water over the couscous and let it stand for at least 5 minutes. In the meantime, finely chop the other ingredients and mix or puree directly with a blender. Add everything to the couscous and knead well with your hands until you get a uniform, sticky mass. Depending on the desired consistency, add a little more water.
Let it rest for a while. I prepared it the day before. Before serving press it directly into a typical sausage-like shape. This is best done by squeezing a little mass in the hand between your fingers so that the finger are visible.
Enjoy the Köfte rolled with some of the filling in Dürüm bread.