Sunday, February 19, 2017

Red Lentil Balls

Red Lentil Balls

This is a modified Turkish recipe from mercimek köftesi, made with Canadian lentils.

Red lentils aka Masoor dal

1 cup
Whole wheat Couscous
 1 cup
Onion diced

 1 medium
Tomato diced 

 1 large
Tumeric                                                                     1/4 tsp
Paprika                                                                      1/4 tsp
Cumin Powder                                                         1/4 tsp
salt, lemon juice                                                     To Taste
chopped fresh parsley and green onions           Garnish
Olive Oil                                                                   2-3 tsbp

In a pan heat olive oil and fry onion till translucent.
Add chopped tomato, cover cooked till mushy.
Add tumeric, paprika and cumin powder.
Add lentils and 2 cups of water.
Add salt to taste.
Once lentils are cooked though, about 10 min add couscous.
Turn off flame.
Cover and let couscous hydrate. Fluff in between.
Add green onions and cilantro.
Make balls or serve as pilaf.

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