How to make Bulghur Kofta -

If you are a fan of Middle Eastern Cuisine you are going to love this recipe. A herbed bulghur mixture stuffed with a spiced lamb mince and deep fried till the outside is golden brown and crunchy and the center is well cooked, yet juicy. Serve hot with green chutney or tomato ketchup and enjoy!

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Main Ingredients : Bulghur, Lamb mince (कीमा)

Cuisine : Middle Eastern

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Bulghur Kofta

Bulghur Kofta Recipe Card


Middle Eastern cuisine comprises of food eaten by the people of the various countries of the Middle East. The cuisine of the region is diverse while having a degree of homogeneity.  Some commonly used ingredients include olives and olive oil, pitas, honey, sesame seeds, dates, sumac, chickpeas, mint and parsley.

Prep Time : 31-40 minutes

Cook time : 41-50 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Bulghur Kofta Recipe

  • Bulghur 500 grams

  • Lamb mince 250 grams

  • Salt to taste

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Paprika a pinch

  • Olive oil 2 tablespoons

  • Garlic chopped 2 teaspoons

  • Onion finely chopped 1 large

  • Oil for deep-frying

  • pinenuts toasted 1½ tablespoons

  • Cranberries soaked in warm water for 20 minutes 1½ tablespoons

  • Fresh parsley chopped ½ cup


Step 1

Take the bulghur in a bowl. Add salt, crushed peppercorns, paprika and sufficient hot water. Cover and set aside till the grains absorb all the water.

Step 2

Heat olive oil in a non-stick pan. Add the garlic and onion, mix and sauté well.

Step 3

Add the lamb mince, mix and cook for ten minutes. Add the salt and crushed peppercorns, mix, reduce heat and cook for ten to fifteen minutes.

Step 4

Add the pinenuts, cranberries and parsley and mix well. Remove from heat.

Step 5

To make the kofte, knead the bulgur till fluffy, ensuring that there are no lumps. Divide into eight equal portions and stuff each with the cooked mince mixture.

Step 6

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai. Deep-fry the kofte till golden and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 7

Serve hot.

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