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Bulgur Balls Recipe (Fellah Kofte) with Yogurt Sauce

Anatolian Style Vegeterian Meatballs

Bulgur balls recipe (Fellah Kofte) is a very good alternative for vegetarian and vegan (without yogurt) people in the Turkish Kitchen. Although it looks difficult to make, it is pretty easy and a good option if you lack of time but still desiring to prepare a nice dinner for your family, friends or only for yourself;) Once you try it, İt will be one of your favourite vegetarian recipe ever. Enjoy our Meatless meatballs recipe from Turkish cuisine!

Bulgur Balls Recipe

Bulgur Balls with Yoghurt Sauce Recipe

A meatless meatball recipe as a very good vegetarian / vegan meal option. It just looks like a very special and hard to make a recipe but it's not at all:) Very easy and it's not taking long hours to prepare and cook.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
5 mins
Total Time 30 mins


  • pot
  • Bowl


  • 300 g fine bulgur
  • 400 ml hot water
  • 70 g semolina
  • 1 grated onion
  • 2 grated garlic
  • 500 g yogurt
  • 50 g flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon of ground red pepper
  • 50 ml of oil
  • 20 g of butter
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of chili pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of mint


  • Pour bulgur, semolina, 1 teaspoon of salt, and 400 ml of hot water into a bowl.
  • Mix for 3 minutes, cover, and let it swell for 10 minutes.
  • Pour 1 grated onion, 50 g of flour, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon of tomato paste, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 1 teaspoon chili pepper and knead for 10 minutes.
  • Sprinkle flour on a baking sheet. Make hazelnut-sized balls with bulgur, press in the center, and place on the tray.
  • Pour 2 liters of hot water and 1 teaspoon of salt into a pan. Cook the bulgur balls for 10 minutes, take them with a strainer and let them cool.
  • Pour 500 g of yogurt, 1 teaspoon of salt, half a teaspoon of black pepper, 2 tablespoons of water, 1 tablespoon of oil into a bowl. Mix for 1 minute.
  • Add 20 g of margarine, 50 ml of oil, and 2 grated garlic in a pan. After roasting for 1 minute, add 1 teaspoon of mint and 1 teaspoon of ground red pepper. Fry for another minute.
  • Put the bulgur balls on a plate. Add the yogurt sauce first and then the oil sauce and serve.



You may want to have it with tomato sauce instead of yogurt if you are vegan.

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