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Red Lentil Patties

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These patties are a fun and flavorful snack, appetizer, or side dish. They are a healthier alternative to a chicken nugget or other deep-fried patties.

Red Lentil Patties

Meal type Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
These lentil patties are a fun and flavorful snack or appetizer and can be paired with a tasty dip such as lemon tahini sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup dried red lentils
  • 1/2 yellow onion
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric

Optional

  • tahini
  • lemon juice

Directions

Step 1
Rinse and sort lentils. Soak in plenty of cold water overnight or for at least 8 hours. Lentils will end up about double in size.
Step 2
Heat a skillet to medium high and add 1 Tbsp olive oil. Add onion and cook until it becomes caramelized and translucent. Add garlic, turmeric and cumin and cook for 30 seconds, stirring often. Remove from heat.
Step 3
Drain lentils and place in a food processor. Add remaining ingredients except for cooked onion mixture. Puree until fairly smooth, scraping down sides as needed. Add cooked onion mixture and pulse until just combined.
Step 4
Heat skillet over medium high and add 1 Tbsp olive oil. Form lentil mixture into flattened balls, about the size of golf balls, then place into pan. Turn over when the bottom is golden brown and cook other side until golden brown. Place onto plate lined with a paper towel. Repeat with remaining oil and lentil mixture. Serve with lemon tahini sauce or other dipping sauce.
Step 5
To make optional lemon tahini sauce: Mix together tahini and lemon juice to taste, then thin with water to reach desired consistency. Add salt to taste. Optional: add minced garlic and parsley.

Red Lentil Patties | GuessWhosCooking.com | Healthy, plant based, vegan, dairy free, gluten free

Red Lentil Patties | GuessWhosCooking.com | Healthy, plant based, vegan, dairy free, gluten free

Dairy-Free Indian Carrot Pudding (Gajar Halwa)

Dairy-Free Indian Carrot Pudding (Gajar Halwa) - vegan dessert. guesswhoscooking.com

Carrots for dessert? Hey, don’t act like you’ve never had carrot cake! Although this recipe may sound strange, the light sweetness, intriguing blend of spices, and ¬†tender carrots combine to become one¬†extraordinary dessert! Traditional gajar halwa usually calls for milk and butter or ghee, clarified butter. This recipe contains neither, making it dairy-free and vegan.

Indian Carrot Pudding (Gajar Halwa)

Serves 4-5

Ingredients

  • 1lb carrots, peeled, shredded (about 6-8 carrots)
  • 2 cups unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons sugar or honey
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins (or regular raisins)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 16 drops liquid stevia
  • 1/4 cup toasted nuts, such as cashews, pistachios, or almonds

Directions

Step 1
Heat almond milk in a saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Add carrots and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Step 2
When there is only a little liquid left, add coconut oil, sugar/honey, raisins, vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, cardamom, and salt. Stir and simmer for another 5-10 minutes, until the pudding has thickened and little to no liquid remains.. Stir in stevia.
Step 3
Scoop pudding into serving bowl or individual bowls and garnish with nuts and a few raisins. Serve warm or cold.