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Vegan Çiğ köfte

May 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.


For the filling of the Dürüm patties:

h3 preparation

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.