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Passover may be over, but we're still finding gems in the Jewish Traditional Cooking tome that brought us such Jewish holiday successes as Potato Kugel. Celebrate Meatless Monday with these delicious Persian-style lentil patties.

Passover may be over, but we’re still finding gems in the Jewish Traditional Cooking tome that brought us such Jewish holiday successes as Potato Kugel. Celebrate Meatless Monday with these delicious Persian-style lentil patties.

It started with a fragrant, pink Ispahan rose that tumbled over the kitchen fence. I dried the petals, savoring the scent. Then I discovered advieh, a Persian spice mix some of our ancestors used to spice rice. A basic recipe uses one teaspoon each of ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and ground rose petals, with half a teaspoon ground cumin. Now my Persian rose petals have evolved into a spice ingredient!

Reprinted with permission from Jewish Traditional Cooking