These lentil and bulgur wheat patties are a healthy Turkish recipe . Great as a snack or as a vegetarian dinner served with salad and pitta bread.Jump to Recipe
We try and eat vegetarian a few times a week. Mainly because it’s cheaper than buying meat all the time but also because it’s often healthier and helps sneak in a few extra vegetables. The lentil and bulgur wheat patties are a great way of serving a vegetarian meal bursting with flavour that’s great for your health too!
They have a tasty hit of chilli paste and a lovely cumin flavour which makes them the perfect thing to serve for a healthy dinner. These would be also be great for a snack, you could easily keep the leftovers in the fridge for a lunchtime snack over a few days and fry them up when you need them!
We served these up for dinner with a few handfuls of rocket, homemade hummus, chilli sauce, pitta and a big bowl of salad. It was such a summery, healthy meal. You need to give it a go!
Turkish Lentil and Bulgur Wheat Patties
These lentil and bulgur wheat patties are a healthy Turkish recipe . Great as a snack or great as a vegetarian dinner served with salad and pitta bread.
- 175 g Red Lentils
- 225 g Bulgur Wheat
- 1 Onion finely chopped
- 1 tbsp Chilli Paste
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 tsp Cumin
- 100 g Rocket (Arugula)
- Salt and Pepper
- Olive Oil for frying
- 1/4 Cucumber chopped
- 1 Red Pepper chopped
- 3 medium Tomatoes chopped
- 1/2 Red Onion chopped
- Small bunch Fresh Parsley chopped
- Small bunch Fresh Mint chopped
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil
Put the lentils in a saucepan with 250ml water and bring to a boil then simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the bulgur wheat, chilli paste, cumin, olive oil, a big pinch of salt and 120ml (1/2 cup) of boiling water. Mix together then let sit for 15 minutes until all the water has been absorbed.
Heat a drizzle of olive oil over a medium heat and fry the onion for 5 minutes until soft. Allow to cool for a few minutes then add to the lentil mixture and stir together.
In the pan you used for the onions heat another drizzle of oil. Make small patties out of the mixture. Fry for 3-5 minutes on each side adding more oil as necessary.
For the salad, mix together all of the ingredients . Serve the patties with the rocket, salad and pittas. They're great with hummus and chilli sauce too!
WONDERING WHAT TO DO WITH THE LEFTOVER INGREDIENTS YOU’VE GOT FROM MAKING THESE TURKISH LENTIL AND BULGUR WHEAT PATTIES?
If you’re anything like me then you’re always looking for ways to save money and avoid food waste so I want to make sure you’ve get plenty of ideas on how to use up any ingredients that are leftover from my recipes!