Lentils are great source of plant-based protein. They provide vitamins, minerals and fiber to your diet. They are an excellent replacement for meat in your meals. They are many different ways to cook lentils. And this Lentil Meatless balls is one of the best ways you can enjoy your lentils, it’s super easy and delicious. Enjoy!
2 cups boiled lentils
1 medium onion, grated
1 small green pepper, grated
2 tbsp of sunflower seeds
1 tsp of coriander seeds
1/2 cup of cashew nuts or any nuts you have. Chopped
2 tbsp whole wheat breadcrumbs
2 tbsp of nutritional yeast, optional
1 tbsp chia seeds plus 3 tbsp of water for the vegan egg
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tbsp of olive oil
Salt to taste
First mix the 1 tbsp of chia seeds and 3 tbsp of water in a small bowl. Leave it for 10 to 15 minutes to thicken.
In a separate mixing bowl, add all the ingredients except bread crumbs. Mix everything well, when that is done add the bread crumbs and mix again using your clean hands or a spatula. You may add more breadcrumbs if the mixture is too moist.
Shape the the mixture into balls and place onto an oiled baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes at 200 degrees.
Serve your lentil meatless balls with anything your heart desires.
I served mine with cooked brown pasta and tomato sauce.
NB: Can be stored in a freezer for up to 6 months.