These couscous lentil patties consist of only ten ingredients: So very simple and cheap! Try it - you will love it!

Couscous Lentil Patties [Vegan]



  • 3/4 cup couscous
  • 1/2 cup lentils red
  • light green pointed peppers ("Sivri Biber")
  • onion peeled
  • tablespoons of flour (like spelt flour)
  • tablespoons Ajvar
  • chilli flakes
  • Minced meat spice preparation ("Köfte Baharati")
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for baking

Vegan garlic yogurt:

  • Vegan yogurt alternative (amount as needed) lik soy yoghurt
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh garlic, pressed to taste


  1. First, put the couscous and the lentils in a small saucepan and bring to boil with 2 cups of water and a little salt. Reduce heat and simmer until everything is cooked. Always add as much water as necessary. Do not forget to stir occasionally, so that nothing burns! In the end, the mass should be "mushy". If it is still too liquid, just continue to cook everything.
  2. Remove the pot from the heat. Cut the peppers into fine rings. Grate the onions with a grater. Add the peppers, onions, flour and ajvar to the couscous-lentil mix and stir well. Season with salt, chilli flakes and the minced meat seasoning preparation. Put the couscous lentils on a plate and leave to cool in the fridge for about 1 hour.
  3. Take the mix out of the fridge. Prepare a large, clean plate and use a tablespoon to distribute 12 portions of patties on it (moisten the tablespoon, this will work better). Use the spoon to shape the patties on the plate.
  4. Heat some oil in a large pan (1/2 to 1-inch high, very much is not necessary). Do not let the oil get too hot, fry the couscous lentils in the pan longer. Carefully place the patties in the oil with the help of the tablespoon (lightly moisten!).
  5. Fry on both sides for a few minutes until golden brown. Carefully flip the couscous lentil patties (again, I just used the spoon). It is best not to bake all the patties at once, but to split twice.
  6. For the vegan garlic yoghurt mix everything together. Either directly on the couscous lentil patties or serve separately. Enjoy!


This recipe used some "bigger" couscous (also called " couscous pasta). You can buy the couscous, the light green pointed peppers and the minced meat spice preparation from a Turkish supermarket. You can also use couscous of your choice (or bulgur), "normal" pointed peppers and spices of your choice. For example, you can use quinoa for a gluten-free version. Note, however, that you must also add a binder such as locust bean gum here , so that the mass also holds together well.