I am SO sorry it took so long to get this recipe up!! But trust me, it's worth the wait! This was one of my favorite meals growing up, and I finally made it all by myself this past week! It's the perfect meatless Monday meal option and pairs perfectly with a fresh salad! In Armenian, it's called "vospov kufteh," but it's essentially lentil patties with cracked wheat and spices! This is my mama's recipe and it's delicious! Hope you enjoy!
Makes about 30-40 little patties
1 cup red lentils
1/2 cup cracked wheat (bulgar #1)**
1/2 cup diced onions
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp red pepper
3 T lemon juice
1/2 cup finely chopped parsley
First, boil the lentils in 2 cups of water until soft and the water is almost gone. This took only about 20 mins for me! Then turn off the stove, add bulgar, and cover until bulgar gets soft and puffs up...about 20 more minutes.
While you are waiting, sauté the onions and cumin in the 1/2 cup of olive oil in a separate skillet. Once the lentils and bulgar are soft, add the olive oil mixture. Then add salt, lemon juice, parsley, and pepper.
It should come together well and if it doesn't, just add some water until it becomes almost like a dough. Then roll until little balls or patties!
I served this with a light cucumber-tomato salad, then had it again for lunch over some spinach and tomatoes! Fresh veggies are SO good with this meal!
I hope you all enjoy this recipe! Maybe try it next Monday for a yummy meatless meal!
**a note on the bulgar: my mom usually buys this for me from an Armenian market; however, I do believe places like Sprouts and Whole Foods carry it! It is probably called something like "cracked wheat fine #1." ;)