Red lentil balls (Mercimek koftesi) recipe

  • Serves 6
  • 30 mins to prepare and 20 mins to cook
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Red lentil balls (Mercimek koftesi)
Customer recipe by Piotr Wilczek
Added 48 months ago

Wash the lentils and cook them in a pan with four times their volume of water for 20 minutes, or until soft.

Near the end of the cooking time add the bulgur wheat and cook for two more minutes.

Turn off the heat and allow to stand for 20 minutes. Drain any excess water.

In a pan, fry the onion in the olive oil, add the tomato purée and remove from the heat.

Add the remaining ingredients (except the lettuce) and allow to cool

Shape the mixture into walnut-sized balls (using your hands) and serve on a bed of lettuce.

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  • 200g red lentils
  • 200g bulgur wheat
  • 1 pcs onion
  • 50g olive oil
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 6 pcs spring onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pcs small bunch of parsley, finely chopped
  • 200g lettuce leaves, for garnish
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