Turkish Rissoles Recipe

Turkish Rissoles are traditional cutlets served with rice, garlic yogurt and tomato salsa. Learn how to make/prepare Turkish Rissoles by following this easy recipe.
Turkish Rissoles Recipe
Preparation Time 30 Minutes
Cooking Time 10 Minutes
Difficulty Average
Recipe Type Non Veg.
Serves 6
Calories Per Serving 381
  • 1 pound Lamb (ground)
  • 1 pound Beef (ground)
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper (ground)
  • 1 tbsp Cumin (ground)
  • 2 tsp Sweet Paprika (ground)
  • 3 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 2 Onions (peeled and cut into chunks)
  • 4 cloves Garlic (peeled)
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • ¼ bunch fresh Parsley (chopped)
  • 3 tbsp All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 small Eggs
How to make Turkish Rissoles:
  • Combine lamb, beef, salt, black pepper, cumin, sweet paprika and tomato paste in a large bowl. Do not mix the contents, only set them aside.
  • Mix onions and garlic in a blender.
  • Process and add olive oil till the paste attains a paste-like texture.
  • Add parsley and blend again for 5 seconds.
  • Pour the onion paste to the meat mixture.
  • Using your hands, knead the mixture.
  • Sprinkle flour over the mixture.
  • Add eggs to the mixture and knead to blend well.
  • Allow the mixture to rest for 5 minutes. Knead again lightly.
  • Place a small amount of the mixture on your palms. Close your fingers around the meat and pat to shape into a ball. Press henceforth to form a patty.
  • Place the patty on a large plate.
  • Repeat with the remaining meat mixture.
  • Cover the plate with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven broiler. Set the oven rack 3 inches away from the heat source.
  • Place aluminum foil in a pan.
  • Arrange the rissoles ½ inch apart.
  • Broil the rissoles till they are deep golden brown in color on both sides. Turn the rissoles once in between broiling.