Lentil frikkadels

Meatless "meatballs" for a healthy vegetarian dinner.
 
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Recipe from: 18 March 2011
Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 10 min
 
 

Ingredients

 
  • 1
    cup
    brown, dry lentils
  • 3
    cup
    water
  • 1
    stock cube/Tbs stock powder
  • 1
    onion- chopped
  • 1
    baby marrow- grated
  • 1
    small green pepper- grated
  • 2
    Tbs
    tomato paste
  • 1
    Tbs
    garlic and ginger paste
  • 1
    tsp
    paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1
    cup
    raw oats/breadcrumbs
  • extra stock/wine/water
  • oil for frying
Servings: Change Serving
 
 

Method

 
Rinse the lentils and cook them in the water and stock for about 15 mins until soft.

meanwhile fry the onion in the oil until translucent.

Pureé or mash the lentils until you’re left with a thick paste. Mix the lentil paste with the onions and the rest of the ingredients.
Use extra liquid – like wine – to make the paste more malleable so that you can form it into small balls.

Roll the “mince” into “meat”balls. Heat about 30ml of oil in a pan and Ppace the meatballs slowly into the oil and fry.
You don’t need to worry about them being done or not – no raw meat to worry about!

Fry them just until they are golden brown.
Serve with a green salad.

Reprinted with permission of A Spoonful of Sugar. To see more recipes, click here.

 

Read more on: meat-free mondays  |  pulses  |  recipe  |  shallow-fry
 

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