Sabzi koofteh

Yield: 4 servings

Measure Ingredient
1 pounds Ground meat (beef or lamb)
2 \N Med. onion
\N \N Large handful of fresh mint
\N \N Large handful of fresh
\N \N Watercress
\N \N Salt
\N \N Turmeric
1 \N Egg
\N \N Butter
\N \N Tomato paste
\N \N Split peas
\N \N Rice

Cook same of rice and split peas (½-¾ c. each) in pan - with not too much water for 5-10 min. Chop onion with mint and watercress.

Add about ½ t. salt and ¼ to ½ t. turmeric on rice, then add onions and mix with meat. Add 1 egg. Mix well.

Coarsely chop 1 med onion and put in pan with a little oil and about 3 T. butter Saute, then add about ½ t. turmeric, 3 T. tomato paste, salt (½ t.), and water (about ½ saucepan). Bring to a boil.

Make palm-sized meatballs and place in boiling mixture. Cook about ½ hr. Serve in bowls with broth. Yogurt and pickles on the side.

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