Red Curry Lentil Bites

Serves: 8

Difficulty of recipe preparation: Easy

Preparation time: 20 mins

Cooking time: 30 mins

Ingredients

  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbs grated fresh ginger
  • 2  tbs Thai red curry paste
  • 2  tbs coconut cream
  • 2  tbs soy sauce
  • 400g can cooked brown lentils
  • 400g can cooked chickpeas
  • Juice of ½ lime
  • ½ cup shallots
  • ½ cup coriander
  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • ¾ cup plain flour
  • ¼ cup extra plain flour for dusting
  • Oil for frying
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Using 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil, fry garlic, ginger, red curry paste and coconut cream until fragrant. About 2 mins. Set aside curry paste mixture and let cool.
  2. In a food processor, combine lentils, chickpeas, lime juice, soy sauce, shallots, coriander, cashews and egg and pulse until thoroughly combined. Does not have to be super smooth, just a rough paste. Transfer to a bowl.
  3. Add flour and cooled curry paste to the lentil mixture and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Form into uniform balls. If mixture is too wet add a bit more flour. Dust balls with extra flour before cooking.
  4. Shallow fry or deep fry balls in vegetable oil.
  5. Serve with sweet chilli dipping sauce.

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