Lentil Kofta Gluten-Free
Lentil Kofta is similar to falafel, except they’re made with lentils instead of chickpeas. I used U.S. pulses in this recipe combining red and brown lentils to create a similar texture and consistency. Combined with different spices and herbs, it is then shaped into logs or patties and pan-fried.
Enjoy this lentil kofta with tzatziki dip and warm grilled flatbread. You can also have it combined with salad in the form of a wrap or curries. They keep very well in the fridge or freezer and therefore are great for meal preparation too.
Did you know meat only tastes good because of three main components, smoke, fat, and spices? Without these three components, meat wouldn’t taste delicious. That means we can take these three components and make Patties, Stroganoff, Burger, and other meat alternatives altogether plant-based.
It is all about trying out something new. Transitioning to a more conscious diet can be challenging, but I promise you all the effort and dedication will be worth it. Your body and mind will reward you in the most beautiful and surprising way.
If you are just at the beginning of your plant-based journey my video about Mindset for Conscious Eating might be helpful.
I hope this recipe serves you well.
Sending love, as always. xx
Vegan and Gluten-Free Lentil Kofta
Pan fried koftas bursting with fresh flavours served with a garlicky tofu dip. It’s so good and super delicious! Your body will thank you for it! It is perfect for your meal prep or just to spoil your friends and family.
- 300 g U.S. raw brown lentil cooked
- 200 g U.S. raw red lentil cooked
- 3 Tbsp chikpea flour
- 3 tsp arrowroot powder
- 6 gloves garlic chopped
- 2 pieces medium size onion chopped
- 1 Tbsp parsley chopped
- 1 Tbsp paprika powder
- 1 tsp cinnanmon
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp nutmeg
- vegetable oil
- In a pan heat 1-2 Tbsp vegetable oil and saute onion and garlic until translucet and fragrant.
- In a bowl bring together all the ingredients including the sauteed onion and garlic and mix until everything is well combined.
- Form about 30 small to medium size logs or patties. Cover and let set in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
- In a pan heat 2-3 vegetable oil and fry logs over medium heat on each side until cooked through and golden brown. This will take about 5-6 min for each batch.