Patatesli Cig Kofte Recipe

Sunday, April 17, 2011

I know, I know, again it's been long time that I haven't wrote, but the blogspot was restricted in Turkey and I was in a diet, by the way, I lost 4 kg :)) If I have kept cooking, I wouldn't be able to lose weight, I need to lose still 4 kg more but I cant do long months diet.
Today is Sunday, I am at home, lazy and I was watching a TV channel which is showing traditional turkish foods, I saw it there and wanted to try, I presumed it would be amazing, and yes! it is great, easy to do and tasty. Çiğ mean raw, the original çiğ köfte is made by raw meat, it's not cooked, the meat cook with kneading by a lot of hot pepper, long hours it need to be kneaded with hot. This is alternative veggie, more healthy and same tasty recipe from Antakya, a city in Turkey, near Syria border.


1 cup bulghur, small grain (200 gr)
1 medium size onion, finely chopped
4 medium potatoes
2 table spoon tomato paste
1 table spoon hot pepper paste
1 table spoon pomegranate molasses
Black Pepper
Red pepper
Olive oil

Wash the bulghur with cold water and drain well; knead it with all ingredients except potatoes while the potatoes are boiling on the fire.
We need to knead bulghur finely if not it would be so crusty as we didn't cook the bulghur.

After it get a bit softer, blend boiled potatoes, it should be like puree, and add on the bulghur knead well, when I tasted I felt it need more tomato paste so I added a bit more, you can also add whatever you like, it needed to be knead well and the color should be homogeneous.

Then shape them with little olive oil as you wish and put some parsley on it, it is ready!

Bon Appétit.


the Junkie book said...

oh who's here! lost four kgs...but to assess you got to tell me your weight :P

so good to have you back...

you seem to be a bulghur fan!

Anonymous said...

Wow! That looks good! Thanks for the recipe :-)

God bless you :-)


Unknown said...

That looks fantastic. I love the fact that it's vegetarian. My mother used to make cig kofte with the raw meat and I miss it very much. Times have changed though.

Sarah said...

You have a gorgeous and colourful blog with a lot of interesting dishes. This dish sounds lovely... it's new to me :)

spcookiequeen said...

Yesim, so glad you are back, missed seeing your recipes. I've never had the original version of this recipe, but I think I'd prefer your vegetarian version. Congrats on losing weight, wish I could say the same. Hope you have a great week.

Treat and Trick said...

Welcome back dear! Looks tempting and yummy despite it's meat free....

briarrose said...

What a great recipe. Looks delicious.

Kim - Liv Life said...

I've not heard of anything like this before, but I'm intrigued!!! Thanks!

Angie's Recipes said...

This looks so comforting and delicious! Thanks, Yesim, for sharing it.
Angie said...

Congrats on the weight loss!! I was wondering about what happened to you... glad to see you back! Love that kofte... we make something similar, but I like that yours is all veg!

Spoon and Chopsticks said...

Nice one, Yesim!

Torviewtoronto said...

this looks healthy and delicious

Victoria said...

We call that chi kofte, and it's one of my favorites! I've never had a vegetarian version, always made with beef, but it looks like the real thing, bright red!!

Tarifname-SEDA said...

Immm, looks very delicious!

Julia said...

Yeahy, welcome back Yesim!! Hope you can continue to lose weight and still cook .We've had the meat version cig kofte in the past and to be hones, when we tried the veggie version, we couldn't tell much difference. Yours look lovely. :)

Quay Po Cooks said...

Yesim, I am not familiar with cig kofte but the ingredients suggest that the flavor is good. Got to try making this some time. I know it is hard to cook and loose weight at the same time. Loose weight is good but got to be sure you take care of your health.

Leila @ my Barbarian Table said...

This is just like raw kibbeh in Lebenon, one of my favorite dishes on Earth. I'm glad to now know it by the Turkish name! If you're making the meat cig kofte do you use Lamb or Beef?
My Barbarian Table

Rosita Vargas said...

delicioos really fantastic dish and strong, I love, I like your lovely recipes, I'm surprised your professionalism, follow you, affection and hugs.

Spoon and Chopsticks said...

Hi Yesim, that's a lovely recipe. Congrats on losing 4 kgs!!

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy I found this! I lived in Istanbul last year and ate chi kofte almost once a week. Almost all the recipes in English have raw meat, but the stuff you buy on the streets in Turkey these days is the vegetarian variety. So glad to I can now make this in the U.S!

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