Vegan Kibe “Koupes” Recipe – Greek Street Food – Mediterranean Cuisine

How to make these delicious, vegan Koubes, also known as Kibe. These are super delicious!


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Vegan greek street food: Koubes


For the bulgur wheat dough:

2 cups very fine bulgar wheat

2 cups boiled water

3 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp white flour

Spices: salt, cinnamon, garam masala,

For the filling: ( make sure your vegetables are washed and dried before frying them)

4 cloves of garlic




spices: salt, cinnamon, garam masala, pepper

Place the bulgur wheat into a bowl with the spices and boiling water. Mix well and then add the flour and olive oil. Mix again. Set aside on your counter top and place a clean kitchen towel on top of the bowl. Let it sit for 4 hours or over night. Its better if you leave it over night. Once you have done that go ahead and:

For the filling:

Fry the onions, garlic, mushrooms and parsley until tender. Add as many spices as you like but i suggest you spice it up really well because bulgar wheat doesn’t have any flavor at all. Use salt, cinnamon, pepper, garam masala. Once you’ve fried your vegetables its time to let them cook completely and store it in the fridge for the next day.


Knead the bulgar wheat dough for about 20 minutes with your fists. you need to do this so that the mixture forms into a dough. The consistency should be sticky and you should be able to roll the dough into a ball. Once the dough is ready get out your vegetables because its time to fill our Koubes! using your hand take a bit of the dough and roll it into a ball. place your index finger through the ball using your left hand to shape it and your index finger of your right hand to make a big enough hole for the vegetables. finally spoon in the vegetables using a chop stick to push the veggies all the way down. once you have filled the kouba with veggies close it up. Just make sure that the dough is as thin as possible and not thick because when you fry it the inside will not be cooked properly. You need to make sure the dough is as thin as possible. This is the key to a good kouba otherwise it wont turn out well, it will be raw on the inside. Once you have filled all your koubes its time to fry them!

Frying the koubes:

in a deep frying pan or pot pour in a lot of sunflower oli, so much that the oil must cover the koubes completely. turn it on high heat and wait until the oil heats up. you’ll know if your koubes are ready to be put in the oil by doing a test. put a small ball of dough into the oil and if the oil bubbles like crazy that means the koubes are ready to be put into the oil for frying. This is important because if you put the koubes in before the oil is hot enough, then your koubes will fall apart. So pls make sure you do a test and make sure the oil is extremely hot. Once you have place your koubes into the oil fry them until dark golden brown then place them on a plate lined with paper towel to absorb the oil. Serve with lemon or yogurt.




  1. I have not eat koupes since one year now! It was one of my favorite food. I can't wait to try this vegan recipe! Can I use tabbouleh bulgur wheat or is it different than the one that you have used ? 😊


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