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Herby Meatballs(Koofteh Berenj)
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  1. Delicious balls of meat, herbs and rice, with extra goodies inside
  2. Ingredients: 100g Basmati or long-grain rice 500g ground beef or lamb 100g chick-pea flour 500g fresh herbs -- spring onions, parsley, dill, mint, sweet fennel, tarragon 3 eggs 100g split peas 3-4 onions 0.5g cooking oil 2-3 tb sp. turmeric paste or tomato paste Salt, bkack pepper 100g chopped wallnuts 100g barberries (opt.)
  3. Directions: Cook rice in some water with a bit of salt until it softens, then filter out the water. Do the same with the split peas. Mix the rice, peas, chick-pea flour, meat, eggs, salt and pepper very well. Wash the herbs, dry, chop very finely and mix with the rest. Chop the onions and fry in some oil until golden. Reserve some fryed onions. In a large saucepan place 5 - 6 cups of water, fryed onions, salt, pepper and turmeric paste. Bring to boil. From the meat mixture form the balls about the size of small orange, insert inside (to the centre) some chopped wallnuts, onions and barberries and drop carefully to the boiling water. Boil for several minutes, then reduce the heat and simmer uncovered for about an hour, or until koofteh is completely cooked.
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Source: Old CookShare. Recipe ID: 2005

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