Spiced Lentil Balls with Peanut Dip

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Spiced Lentil Balls with Peanut Dip
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Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
35 min.
Preparation
How healthy are the main ingredients?
egggarlicparsleyCilantroCuminsalt

Ingredients

for
4
For the lentil balls
9 ounces
cup
1
1
scallion (chopped)
1 clove
garlic (finely chopped)
½ bunch
parsley (chopped)
½ bunch
Cilantro (chopped)
breadcrumbs (as needed)
ground Cumin
Oil (for deep frying)
For the dip
1 tablespoon
1 clove
garlic (chopped)
3 tablespoons
cup
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

2 Bowls, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Small knife, 1 Teaspoon, 1 Cutting board, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Fork, 1 Small bowl, 1 Salad server, 1 Small pot, 1 Fine grater

Preparation steps

1.
For the lentil balls: Put the lentils and stock in a pan, bring to a boil, cover and cook for about 15 minutes until soft. The liquid should be absorbed completely. Remove from the heat and set aside.
2.
Mix the lentils with the egg, spring onions, garlic and herbs in a blender and purée.
3.
Mix in breadcrumbs until mouldable. Season with cumin, salt and cayenne pepper and form into balls.
4.
Heat the oil in a deep pan and fry the balls in batches for 1-2 minutes until golden brown. Drain on kitchen paper.
5.
For the dip: heat the oil and fry the garlic until soft.
6.
Stir in the peanut butter and coconut milk and bring to a boil. Cook until thickened and reduced to the desired consistency. Season with cayenne pepper and soy sauce and pour into a gravy boat.
7.
Serve the lentil balls with the dip.