Red Lentil Cakes

I know it’s been a long time since I’ve written something, but the summer feeling has taken over, and family get-togethers and trips are filling up my days leaving me very little time to write much. I hope you’re all enjoying these hot, lazy summer days :-)

This is a recipe I adapted from a french magazine (Nous Deux) and although the original recipe was well-made, the spices had to be modified to suit my young grandchildren.  It’s a lovely, filling recipe and makes a great vegetarian dish.

Ingredients:

  • 400 grams red lentil
  • 2 carrots, grated
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 150 grams flour
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 dash paprika
  • 2 tablespoons chopped coriander
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Preparation:

  • Boil the lentils in a large casserole filled with water, for about 10 minutes
  • In the meantime, In a casserole heat one tablespoon of oil and fry the carrots, the onion ad garlic for 5 minutes
  • When the lentils are cooked, drain them and add the cumin, paprika and coriander, then season with alt and pepper and puree them with a hand mixer
  • Add the flour to the mixture, form a medium sized balls with your wet hand
  • In a saucepan heat the remaining oil and fry the balls of lentils about five minutes until golden brown, then place on a kitchen towel to absorb the excess of oil
  • Serve them with plain yogurt, it is so refreshing in this hot weather

ET VOILA..C’EST TOUT.. BON APPETIT.

Comments

  1. Once again you amaze me with your delighful and magnificant recipes! I have shared your creations with so many people. Keep it up you are the best!

  2. This looks wonderful. What an interesting use of lentils. :)

  3. You are the best Nina :-) I agree!!
    These look so good!! I will try to make them!

  4. Absolutely deicious – and I love the new look of your blog! I haven’t visited for a long time, the days just fly past don’t they?

  5. I love eating almost any dish that uses lentils — I really want to try making this recipe =)

  6. These look so tasty. My mum used to make red lentil rissoles and I’ve never quite been able to remember the recipe – but looking at these it sounds vary similar. Happy days! Another must try recipe :)

  7. Oh my god, those are beautiful!

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