Bulgur Koftes in Tomato and Pepper Paste Sauce

Harput Köftesı

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Appears in
The Cuisine of Life: Recipes and Stories of the New Food Entrepreneurs of Turkey

By Center for International Private Enterprise

Published 2019

  • About

Harput Köftesi — kofte named for Harput, a highly elevated town about five kilometers from Elazığ city — are an indispensable part of Elazığ cuisine, frequently decorating tables during festivals and weddings. There is a saying about this type of köfte: “I prepared Harput Kofte, rolled (or ‘gındırlamak’ in a local language) it from Harput to Elazığ, and it did not disintegrate.” Therefore, they’re shaped like tires. Gülhan’s mother would often cook this dish with dried basil, a common ingre