I’ve been having so much fun putting together vegetarian options these past few days. Honestly, we don’t eat much vegetarian meals at home so the challenge has been very much enjoyable thus far!
Curry vegetarian lentil peas meatballs are so delicious! Here’s how to make them.
YIELD: 12-13 meatballs
- 1/2 cup dried lentils
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1 tbsp green seasoning
- 1/2 tsp JGM Products curry powder
- 1/4 tsp JGM Products roasted geera
- 1/4 cup onion, chopped
- 2 pimentos, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1/2 tbsp avocado oil
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp JGM Products curry powder
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tbsp coconut powder + 1 cup water
- 2-3 curry leaves
- 1 tbsp chopped onions,
- Hot pepper
- Boil lentils until soft. Remove from water, drain and set aside. Try to ensure the lentil peas don’t have much moisture.
- Add to a food processor along with the oats, green seasoning, salt, black pepper, curry powder, geera, onion, garlic, pimento/hot pepper.
- Process until smooth. Add avocado oil. Mix well.
- Using your hands, roll a small amount of the mixture into a small ball. Continue doing this until you have all meatballs formed.
- Place in the airfryer at 392 degrees for approx 20 minutes or you can bake them at 400 degrees for 25 minutes approximately.
- In the mean time, you can make the curry sauce. Heat vegetable oil in a pot over low heat. Sauté onions and pepper.
- Add curry powder and toast while stirring for 2-3 minutes. Add a few drops of water if it begins to stick.
- Add coconut powder/water and curry leaves. Simmer for a few minutes until sauce thickens. Add a pinch a roasted geera and a pinch of salt. Remove from the heat
- Carefully add cooked meatballs and coat with the curry sauce. Don’t stir too much as the meatballs are delicate.
- Enjoy your meatballs!
- This recipe doesn’t produce much of the curry sauce as the meatballs are meant to be eaten more like a snack/appetizer. If you prefer to have the meatballs in sauce to eat with perhaps rice or roti, you can use 1 1/2 tbsp curry powder and double the amount of coconut milk/water used. Of course be sure to adjust the salt and green seasoning accordingly as well.
- Ensure that the meatballs are properly cooked through before adding to the curry sauce as they can fall apart.
- The binding agent used in this is the oats. Once they get moist, they will expand and bind with the other ingredients.
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