Lentil Meatballs

Submitted by enr on 27 Aug 2010
1 red onion
1 cup red lentils
1 tbsp butter
200 g finely ground bulgur
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp paprika 1 pinch ground allspice and black pepper, salt
1/2 bunch of parsley and mint
2 tomatoes for cot
olive oil hands
1 hot pepper (optional)
Lentil Meatballs
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Chop the onion finely and stew in the butter, until translucent. The lentils is boiled in 750 ml water together with 1 tsp salt for about 25-30 minutes. Removing the pan from the heat and to this is added the bulgur. Capped, and then allowed to stand for 7-8 minutes, then filtered in a colander. Place the mixture in a bowl and kneaded with all other products and chopped herbs. With greased hands, form balls as walnut and fry in preheated fat by frying should not last long. Tomatoes sliced ​​and placed them on the finished meatballs. Garnish with parsley, mint and chili optional.
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27 Aug 2010


I have not done until now lentil meatballs. I became interesting and addition of groats. As perform recipe will give an opinion. For now goes to favorites.

We did them and got very tasty. Instead of frying, however, they baked in a hot oven and therefore were more suhichki (but with sauce goes great). I was skeptical how will a mixture that can be formed by these products, but it received wheat flour and shape of the balls was very easy. My water was small and did not need draining (even in the final mixture added extra). Another thing I noticed is that the red lentils does not need so much cooking - for about 15 minutes turned into a smooth mash. Ooh, do not forget - made dose and half and received 35 balls ... so that a single dose would probably become over 20 - that's pretty :) Overall successful recipe, thanks Eli.

Bravo, Heavy, you have received great :). Incidentally red lentils of different manufacturers is sometimes different. And to me has happened to vary in texture, but generally it is always after the 10th minute of the mess. :) Very good of you to think and garlic sauce as far as I can see from the photo :)