Lentils are an excellent source of protein, especially if you are a vegetarian. There are so many different kinds of lentils, so if you dont like one kind, there are always others, so just keep trying them, till you find the one you like.
In India, lentils are a part of our daily meals. We make it with spices, ya ya, I know, we Indians, have to have spices in everything, even in lemonade, we add spices. But the important thing with spices is, the right blend of spices. Well, I was talking about lentils, how did I get to spices, excuse me, I am a fuudie, thats what I do ; get lost in a space of ingredients
This borek, though Ulfet’s family doesnt like it, I loved it, it is very delicious, and it reminded me of the veg patties (vegetable stuffed puffs in Indian bakeries) we eat back home. They are very delicious and flaky, I havent tried it, but I will try it soon.
1/2 cup oil,
more than half cup water,
fillo dough # 4 or# 7
For the lentil mixture/stuffing:
green lentils, washed and boiled
salt, black pepper, red pepper,
oil for cooking
Make the lentil mixture first; fry the onions, add the lentils to it, and the spices. Cool and keep aside.
Work with one fillo dough sheet at a time. Spread it out on a table. Brush the oil mixture on it. Fold it with the two opposite ends of the sheet, meeting at the center. Again brush the top surface with the oil mixture. Now fold it in half. Hold one end up in such a way so that you can start folding; put some lentil mixture, then very carefully, keep folding it, it will look like a triangle, and finally when its all done, it will look like one big triangle.
Do the same for all the other fillo sheets, and arrange on your tray. Refrigerate for 30 mins to an hour. Brush the tops with egg yolk, then bake at 350 deg F till they are golden red in color.
Sorry, I know I need pictures for the explanation, I will definitely try to get it this week. If you think its hard to get the triangle shape, you can make simple rectangle shape, shown in the picture above. Just brush the fillo a couple times with the oil, and wrap up the lentil mixture.