Wheat Balls with Garlic Sauce

Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine

Wheat Balls with Garlic Sauce (Sarmısaklı Köfte)

Bulgur (fine)2 cup300 gr
Salt4 teaspoon24 gr
Water4 2/3 cup925 gr
Flour5 tablespoon30 gr
Garlic10 clove30 gr
Oil7 1/2 tablespoon75 gr
Tomatoe paste1 tablespoon10 gr
Dried pepper (scaly)2 teaspoon1.4 gr
Parsley 1 bunch60 gr


Place bulgur in a large bowl. Add salt. Sprinkle with water, knead for 10 minutes. Add flour and 1/2 cup of water; stir. Roll into balls 1 1/2 cm (3/4 inch) in diameter. Arrange in a colander (or in a steamer). Place remaining 2 3/4 cups of water in a saucepan. Add salt. Bring to boil. Reduce heat. Arrange colander (or steamer)  gently boiling water. Cover and steam for 20-25 minutes. Set aside. Reserve liquid. Saute crushed garlic in oil for 1-2 minutes. Stir in tomatoe paste and red pepper. Add reserved liquid; mix well. Stir in bulgur balls: Simmer for 5 minutes. Add fınely chopped parsley; blend well. Simmer for 1-2 minutes. Serve hot.

Servings: 6

Nutritional Value
(in approximately one serving)

Energy316 cal
Protein6,2 g
Fat13,2 g
Carbohydrates44,8 g
Calcium31 mg
Iron2,82 mg
Phosphorus167 mg
Zinc1 mg
Sodium1570 mg
Vitamin A482 iu
Thiamine0,16 mg
Riboflavin0,07 mg
Niacin2,29 mg
Vitamin C5 mg
Cholesterol0 mg

Regional Characteristics:

The recipe belongs to Içel. This dish is served between meals with tea or ayran.