Red lentil balls

Serves 4-6

Preparation timeĀ less than 30 mins

Cooking timeĀ 10 to 30 mins

Ingredients
200g/7oz red lentils
200g/7oz bulgar wheat
Olive oil for cooking
1 medium onion, peeled and finely chopped
1 tbsp tomato paste
1 tsp salt
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
small bunch of parsley, finely chopped
6 spring onions, finely chopped
Cos lettuce leaves for garnish
Method
1. Wash the lentils and cook in four times their volume of water for 20 minutes until soft.
2. Near the end of the cooking time add the Bulghur wheat and cook for 2 more minutes.
3. Turn off the heat and allow to stand for 20 minutes
4. Fry the onion in the olive oil, add the tomato paste and remove from the heat.
5. Combine all the ingredients together and allow to cool
6. Shape the mixture into walnut sized balls and serve on a bed of lettuce.

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