Khoresht Kutlet

2 lbs. ground meat
1 large onion, peeled
2 cups yellow split peas
1 tablespoon flour
1 teaspoon tumeric
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
6 large eggs
salt, black pepper
1/4 cup shortening
1 can tomato paste
4 tablespoons lemon juice

Cook the yellow split peas until tender.  Drain the peas and grind them together with the onion.  Add this mixture to the ground meat along with the flour and spices.  Mix well.  Add the eggs and mix together again.  Form the meat into patties and fry until well browned on both sides. 
While the patties are frying make a sauce of the tomato paste, lemon juice and 3 cups of water.  Salt and pepper to taste.  When all of the patties are fried, add them to the sauce and simmer for 1/2 hour.  Serve with plain rice.

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