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Red lentil meatballs with curry

In a constant quest for healthy, tasty and satisfying meals, these red lentil curry balls are a real treasure. Inspired by the rich flavors of oriental cuisine, they combine the sweetness of coral lentils with the warmth of curry and cumin. It's a recipe that not only brings together simple and nutritious ingredients, but also brings a touch of originality to your table. These dumplings can be served as an appetizer, main dish or even slipped into a sandwich for a quick lunch. They are also perfect for introducing the youngest to flavors from elsewhere, while providing them with the proteins and fibers necessary for their growth.

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup coral lentils
  • 2 teaspoons chicken stock powder
  • 1 cup dehydrated vegetables
  • 1-2 eggs (depending on desired consistency)
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cumin (adds a warm, earthy flavor)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika (for a hint of smoke)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Oil for frying

Preparation :

  1. In a large saucepan, add the red lentils, chicken broth powder, and dehydrated vegetables with 3 cups of water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until lentils are tender and water is absorbed, about 15-20 minutes. Let cool.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the cooked lentils, eggs, breadcrumbs, curry powder, turmeric, cumin, smoked paprika, salt and pepper.

  3. Form balls with the mixture. If the dough is too sticky, add a little more breadcrumbs.

  4. Preheat your oven to 180°C (350°F). In a skillet, heat a generous amount of oil over medium heat. Brown the meatballs on all sides, then place them on a baking sheet.

  5. Bake the meatballs in the oven for about 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and crispy.

These meatballs are delicious served with a yoghurt sauce and fresh vegetables on the side. They can also be used in sandwiches or wraps for a quick meal. Enjoy your food!

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Are red lentil curry balls suitable for vegetarians?

Yes, this recipe is totally vegetarian and can be easily adapted for vegans by substituting the egg for a vegan alternative.

How long do these dumplings keep?

They can be stored for up to three days in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

Is it possible to freeze them?

Yes, you can freeze them after baking and reheat them in the oven when you're ready to eat them.

Can the curry be replaced with another spice?

Of course, you can try with paprika, cumin or garam masala depending on your preference.

Can you add vegetables to this recipe?

Absolutely, you can add finely chopped vegetables like carrots or bell peppers to boost the nutritional value.

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