Red Lentil Balls
200gr Red Lentils
100gr extra fine Bulgur Wheat
1 finely chopped Onion
5 finely chopped Spring Onions
1 bunch of finely chopped Parsley
3 tablespoons of Butter
2 tablespoons of Tomato Paste
1 heaped teaspoon of Cumin
How to prepare
Rinse the lentils well, place in a pan, cover with water, bring up to a boil then simmer until tender.
When the water has almost evaporated add the bulgur, cover and cook for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile melt the butter, add the onion and cook until they caramelise.
Add the spring onion and parsley and remaining ingredients and mix well.
Using a tablespoon form the mixture into balls.
This dish should be served cold.
The Turkish name for this recipe is Mercimek Koftesi.