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...

8 comments:

  1. Wow, I never would have thought to put uncooked lentils into fritter form, but they look and sound amazing.

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    1. Thanks Theresa- no me neither! I didn't think they would turn out but they were great and no boiling necessary!

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  2. I would never have thought of this either! I love the idea though - thanks :)

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    1. Thanks Kari- hope you like it!

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  3. wow that is a revelation to me - on my to do list - and I would be happy if my sylvia ate as much as lexie gets in his mouth - I suspect she is far fussier

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    1. I also wish my Sylvia would try as many foods as Lexie does!! I thought she might like these if she could dip them in tomato sauce but no...ah well maybe you will have more luck :)

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  4. Oh yum! what a great idea, this will be going on my to make list that's for sure.

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    1. It's such a good recipe, hope you like it :)

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