Red Lentil Balls

Try this amazing vegan lentil balls! it is very delicious and healthy. Originally from Gaziantep , city in south side of Anatolia.


  • 1 coffee cup red lentil
  • 1/2 coffee cup fine bulgur
  •  Finely chopped parsley (around 1/2 coffee cup )
  • Finely chopped 3-4 spring onions
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper paste (if you dont have , you can use tomato paste or puree too).
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil


  • Wash the lentils and put them into pan. Add water (water needs to be 3 cm above lentils) . Cook them around 15 minutes.  (Wait 15 minutes until the lentils are soft. If not; you can add a little bit more water and cook more).
  • Turn off the heat and add the bulgur wheat. Stir again and close the pan. Bulgur will be cooked with the heat of lentil.




  • Wait until red lentil and bulgur are cold enough to be kneaded.
  • Add chopped fresh onion and red pepper paste and knead.


  • Add parsley and knead again.
  • Use your hands and shape it into balls

Enjoy !!