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Cig Kofte Meatless Meatballs Recipe

Meatless meatball recipe, Turkish style raw meatball recipe. (cig kofte) It is quite popular and this recipe is suitable for everyone. For those who are vegan, vegetarian and looking for different tastes.


400 gr of fine bulgur, 50 ml of oil, 50 ml of pomegranate syrup (Sour syrup), 50 ml of lemon juice, 2 tablespoons of tomato paste, 1 tablespoon of pepper paste, 2 tablespoons of red pepper or black pepper, 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of cumin, 1 teaspoon of ground red pepper, 1 tablespoon of chili pepper, 1 tablespoon of black pepper, 1 grated onion, 2 cloves of grated garlic, half a cup of boiled hot water.

Cig Kofte Meatless Meatballs Recipe

  1. Pour the bulgur into a bowl. Put half a cup of boiled water and 1 teaspoon of salt on it. mix a little and let it rest for half an hour.
  2. Pour the rested bulgur into a large tray. Mix all the ingredients except bulgur. Then add bulgur as well and keep mixing.
  3. Knead for 40 minutes and shape them into balls.
  4. Can be served with ingredients such as lettuce, parsley, arugula, mint, radish, carrot, cucumber, tomato, and hot pepper. It can also be consumed by wrapping lettuce or with lavash bread.

About Turkish Style Meatless Meatballs

Turkish-style meatless meatballs are made with various spices. There is no cooking, it just needs to be kneaded by hand. It is made in different ways in many cities of Turkey and served differently in restaurants.

It is loved by everyone because it is meatless. It is also known as vegan, vegetarian or sometimes appetizer.

Benefits of meatless raw meatballs
Turkish-style meatless raw meatballs are made with a lot of spices. It is good for metabolism, it has hot spices in it, it is great for those who want to lose weight.

Meatless raw meatballs are popular in many cities in Turkey. In these cities of Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa, Adana and Adıyaman, there are places that sell meatless raw meatballs on every corner. It is served on a wrap or plate.

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