Yeşil mercimekli köfte
- 2 bardak bulgur ( 250 ml lik)
- ¾ bardak kırmızı mercimek
- ½ bardak yeşil mercimek
- ½ demet maydanoz
- 2 adet kuru soğan
- 3 yemek kaşığı salça
- Acı yada tatlı pul biber
- Kuru nane
- ½ bardak kadar Zeytinyağ
Kuru soğanı incecik kıyıp zeytinyağ ile tavaya alıp soğanlar pembeleşene kadar kavurun. Buarada kırmızı mercimeği yeterince su ekleyerek mercimekler açılıp yumuşayana dek pişirin. Su yetmezse arada su ilave edin.
Mercimeklerde dikkat edilecek husus; kırmızı mercimeğin pürüzsüz hale gelene dek çok iyi pişmesi, yeşil mercimeğin ise dağılmadan tüm duracak şekilde diri ve sert değil yumuşak olması.
This dish is originated in Darende/ Malatya in Turkey. They call it “Kiyma” means ground beef that’s beacuse it is very delicious. I really like it and strongly recommend you to try.
2 cups finely cracked wheat bulgur
¾ cup red lentil
½ cup green lentil
½ bunch fresh parsley, chopped
2 medium onion, finely chopped
½ cup olive oil
2-3 tbsp pepper paste
Red crushed pepper
In a medium pan, Saute onion with olive oil until lightly brown. Add pepper paste and mix them well.
Meanwhile, wash and drain red lentils and green one seperately. In a small sauce pan, put green lentils with 1 cup water on medium high heat and cook until tender.
Pour 2 cups water in a medium sauce pan and pour rinsed & drained red lentils in it. Cook on medium high heat until nice and soft, even it should look like mashed.
Place 2 cups bulgur in a mixing bowl. Spread onion mixture and cooked red lentil evenly on wheat bulgur. Put a lid on it. Let bulgur soak all the juices and cool enough to knead.
Knead it evenly. Stir chopped parsley and green lentils in but do not mash it while mixing, you just need to stir. Get some piece as big as a walnut. Squeeze and give it an oval shape in your palm like you see in the photo.
Serve warm with lettuce leaves, radishes, pickles, green onions and sliced tomatoes and cucumbers.