Sunday, 6 October 2013

Red Lentil Kofta

Who knew uncooked red lentils could be used in this way? Total revelation to me - a fantastic and quick appetiser or filling for a wrap.

You just soak the red lentils for a couple of hours, throw them in the food processor with some onion, garlic, tomato paste, salt and herbs, then form the mix into patties and fry them in olive oil!

I needed to pulse the mixture quite a few times in my food processor before it looked like this:

See the recipe here.

The koftas are crisp on the outside and have a kind of meaty taste and texture (in a good way - it's probably the herbs as well as the texture of the lentils). 

They were popular with Lexie (now 10 months). Most of his food ends up crumbled over the floor at the moment, but I try not to take it personally...