Red Lentil Kofta

15 Dec

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It’s so nice to have friends that are different nationalities.

My friend Shoo introduced this to me and I love it.

1 1/2 cups washed and rinsed red lentils

1 cup fine cracked bulgar wheat

4 cups of water or any kind of stock

8 tablespoons oil

3 chopped onions

1 bunch diced parsley

2 cloves minced garlic

3 tablespoons tomato paste

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon mint

1/2 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon salt but it really needs more. So taste it.

1 teaspoon black pepper

2 lemons juiced

3  diced scallions

Bring the water to a boil with the lentils

Add the salt and bulgar wheat

Cover and simmer on very low until all the water is absorbed and the lentils are cooked.

This only takes about 15 minutes.

Heat the oil in another pan.

Add the onions and garlic and sauté till soft

Add the tomato paste and all the spices cook for about 3 to 4 minutes. Turning frequently.

Add everything together including the lemon juice and scallions

Let this cool and then form into ovals the size of a heaping tablespoon

Place on lettuce or on a platter

I drizzle mine with extra lemon dressing

I also make some caramelized onions to put on top

These are addicting.

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