Cook Along with Chef Deniz: Curried Red Lentil Koftas

October 29, 2020

Cook Along with Chef Deniz: Curried Red Lentil Koftas

Our Cooking Along LIVE series continues! Thank you to all who registered, donated to support our chefs, or ordered a cook-along kit so you could follow along live. 

We LOVE Hellish Relish. Made in BC by Heather Bottoms and just like her, it’s sweet, sassy, and a little bad-assy. Hellish Relish is a moreish mixture of fresh seasonal chili peppers and onions, cooked up with mustard seed, vinegar, salt and a sprinkle of sugar to create a sweet and sassy taste sensation that you can enjoy on almost anything! Get ready for a Halloween that is Hellish(ly Relishly delicious)!

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Curried Red Lentil Koftas with Harissa, Belgian Endive and Hellish Relish

By Chef Deniz Tarakcioglu



  • Cover the red lentils with cold water and simmer on medium heat until all the lentils are cooked very soft.
  • Beat the mixture with a wooden spoon until a coarse paste forms.
  • Add the bulgur, mix well, cover with a tea towel and let it cool to room temperature. Once cooled it should be a sandy mixture.
  • Mix everything in a large bowl and season with salt as well.
  • Form into small balls and serve on endive leaves, garnish with hellish relish and minced pickles.

Prep Time: 35 Minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4

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