Using Herbs and Spices


Asian Home Recipe

Lentil Bhuja Casserole Recipe

Ingredients :

2 cups

1 large

1 large

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1 teaspoon

1 cup

2 tablespoons

 

2 cloves

1 tablespoon

1 cup

2 cups

1 cup

200g

2

Green lentils

Potato

Onion

Ground Cumin

Ground coriander

Ground turmeric

Plain flour

Oil for deep frying

Oil, extra

Garlic, crushed

Grated fresh ginger

Tomato puree

Vegetable stock

Cream

Green beans, topped and tailed

Carrots, sliced

Method :
  • Cover the lentils with cold water and soak overnight. Drain well.

  • Grate the onion and potato and drain the excess liquid.

  • Combine the lentils, onion,, potato, cumin, coriander, turmeric and flour in a bowl, and mix well.

  • Roll the mixture into walnut-size balls and place them on a foil-lined tray.

  • Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  • Heat the oil, about 2 cm deep in a frying pan. Add the lentil balls in small batches and fry over high heat for 5 minutes or until golden brown.

  • Drain on paper towels.

  • Heat the extra oil in a large pan, add the garlic and ginger, and cook, stirring, over medium heat for 1 minute.

  • Stir in the tomato puree, stock and cream.

  • Bring to the boil, reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes.

  • Add the lentil balls, beans and carrot, cover and simmer for 35 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • Serve with pitta bread.

Note : Make sure your hands are dry when shaping the lentil mixture into balls. The lentil balls an be made a day ahead and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

 

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