Vegan Lentil Kofta (balls)

Lentil Kofta

These little balls of lentil taste incredible, like middle eastern balls of delight. They are baked not fried which means they are also pretty healthy, with only a few tablespoons of fat!
I highly recommend this recipe, it was a hit with all the family.

Ingredients

500 g green lentils – Soaked for at least 6 hours in water
500 g (about 3 medium) Potatoes, boiled and cubed
1 tsp minced garlic
1 heaped tsp arabic 7 spice
1 bunch coriander (leaves and stems)
1 large onion
2 heaped tablespoons vegan ghee or vegan margarine
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup fine breadcrumbs (slightly more if required)

Method

1. Drain the lentils from their soaking water and pulse in a food processor with the potatoes, garlic, 7 spice, coriander and onion until very smooth.

2. Place the lentil mixture in a large boil and knead the ghee/butter through it and taste for salt and pepper.

3. Gradually add the breadcrumbs until the mixture forms a consistency that can hold its shape

4. Roll the mixture into small balls and place into a ovenproof dish

5. Place the dish in a 180 degree fan forced oven for 35-45 minutes, or until golden brown

Serve and Enjoy!
Happy cooking xx

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