My last post for a while this one is, because in a week’s time I’ll be heading to Nicaragua for three months – which I will most definitely write about once I’m back – or more regularly if I have internet access. For the send off, I am giving you red lentil and chickpea patties. Red lentils because it was another challenge of Cypressa‘s and Chickpeas because I realised everyone was waiting for these patties to be finished so they could eat; meaning I needed to make more than I had planned for. This recipe made me 20 patties.
- 1 white onion, finely diced (should I do a tutorial on how to do this?)
- 2 cloves of garlic, crushed and diced
- 250g Cypressa Red Split Lentils
- Half a red pepper, diced
- Half a yellow pepper, diced
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp ground black pepper
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
- Lemon to squeeze over patties on serving
- 1 tsp mixed herbs
- Boiling water to cook the lentils
- 1 400g tin of chickpeas, drained and rinsed
- 3 tbsp rice flour (use any flour of your choice)
- Oil of choice to cook and 1 tbsp to add to the pattie mixture
- First boil the kettle, and rinse the lentils
- Put the rinsed lentils into a small pot and add enough water to cover them. Cook on a high heat. When they lentils begin to boil, turn down slightly and allow to boil for 10 minutes
- Whilst the lentils cook, prepare the vegetables, onion, garlic and chickpeas.
- When the lentils are cooked, add them and the drained and rinsed chickpeas to a large mixing bowl
- Use a potato masher to crush and combine the chickpeas and lentils. Add all other ingredients apart from the cooking oil and fresh lemon
- Mix and combine all ingredients and use your hands to create patties of your size. Do not make them too large or they won’t cook through properly
- Heat a pan with oil on a medium heat and begin cooking 2-3 patties at a time, turning to cook for 7 minutes on either side
- Serve with fresh lemon and parsley. I made burgers out of mine with salad, pitta and hummus.
These patties were very well received by the whole family. They have everything you need too – protein, carbs, fats, vegetables etc so this is a really stand-out, wholesome meal for the whole family. It’s also cheap and very quick!
I hope you enjoy and if you have any questions do not hesitate to use my contact page to get in touch!
Wish me luck in Nicaragua,
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