1 cup of red lentils
1.5 cups fine fine bulgur
1 head of onion
1 bunch of parsley
2-3 tablespoons of oil
1 bunch of scallions
2 tablespoons tomato paste (you can use mixed pepper and tomato paste)
3 glasses of water (if necessary, a little more can be added during the kneading phase)
How to Make Lentil Meatballs?
To make lentil patties, wash the lentils and put them in a suitable pan and add 3 glasses of water. It is boiled until it is well softened.
When the water is absorbed, it is thrown into the bulgur and the lid of the pot is kept closed for half an hour.
In a separate pan, the finely chopped onion is fried in oil until it turns slightly pink, and tomato paste is added and roasted for another 1-2 minutes and taken from the stove.
After resting for half an hour, onions with tomato paste are added to the lentils, and when it reaches a temperature that does not burn, it is kneaded well.
Salt and spices are added to the well mixed meatball mixture and kneaded again.
Finally, finely chopped parsley and finely chopped green onions are added. The materials are mixed well
After the meatball mortar cools down a little, all the ingredients are kneaded by hand and egg-sized pieces are torn off.
The meatballs are shaped and placed on lettuce or arugula leaves.
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