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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 476.0
  • Total Fat: 28.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 788.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 44.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10.6 g
  • Protein: 14.2 g

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Armenian Lentil Kuftes

Submitted by: YERVANT

Introduction

This popular Armenian dish is traditionally served during Lent, when animal products are abstained from. Though a bit high in fat from the olive oil, these patties make a healthier and satisfying alternative to hamburgers. Put a couple in a pita half and garnish with parsley, chopped bell pepper and chopped scallions for a real treat! This popular Armenian dish is traditionally served during Lent, when animal products are abstained from. Though a bit high in fat from the olive oil, these patties make a healthier and satisfying alternative to hamburgers. Put a couple in a pita half and garnish with parsley, chopped bell pepper and chopped scallions for a real treat!
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    1 ¼ cups red lentils, picked over and rinsed
    3 cups water
    2 tsp salt
    1 cup bulgur, fine
    ¾ cup olive oil
    1 cup coarsely chopped onion
    1 tsp Aleppo pepper*

    Garnish:
    ¼ cup chopped parsley
    ¼ cup finely chopped red and green pepper
    ¼ cup finely chopped scallions or onions
    Aleppo pepper to taste

    *Note: To substitute for Aleppo pepper, one can use paprika with a dash of cayenne.

Directions

Place lentils in a pot, add water, and bring to the boil. Simmer 5 minutes, removing thick foam that rises to the surface.

Add salt and continue simmering, 40 to 50 minutes, stirring occasionally. When mixture has cooked to a thick, yellow mass and water is absorbed, remove from heat.

Measure bulgur into a deep bowl and spoon cooked lentils over it, mixing to blend. Set bowl aside, covered, for 10 minutes.

Heat olive oil in a small skillet and add onions, sautéing them just until they begin to brown. Add pepper, stir, then add skillet contents to bowl and knead or mix thoroughly. Taste to adjust seasoning.

Moisten hands and shape mixture into oblong patties: pinch off a piece (equivalent to 2-3 Tbsp or so - it's not an exact science), squeeze it gently in your clenched fist until it holds together well and release it. Arrange patties on a serving platter. Combine garnish ingredients and sprinkle over patties.

This makes a lovely and filling vegetarian dinner when served with pitas and a nice salad.

About 6 servings


Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user YERVANT.






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