Spicy lentil patties

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Total Time
40 min
Prep
15 min
Cook
25 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Store cupboard items make up most of the ingredients in these tasty Indian-inspired patties.

Ingredients

Calorie controlled cooking spray

5 spray(s)

Spring Onions

4 medium, trimmed and chopped

Garlic

2 clove(s), crushed

Root Ginger

1 teaspoons, fresh

Chilli, Green or Red

1 individual, deseeded and finely chopped

Coriander, fresh

2 tablespoons, chopped

Ground Cumin

1 teaspoons, level

Chick Peas, cooked

400 g, canned, drained and rinsed

Green or Brown Lentils, cooked

300 g, drained and rinsed

Salt

1 pinch

Black pepper

teaspoons, Handful of rocket or mixed salad leaves, to serve

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 5/190°C/fan oven 170°C/375°F.
  2. Mist a non-stick frying pan with low fat cooking spray, then cook the spring onions, garlic, ginger and chilli until softened - about 5 minutes. Mix in the coriander and cumin.
  3. Tip the mixture into a blender or food processor and add the chick peas and lentils. Process until combined, but not too smooth. Tip into a bowl and season to taste. Shape into 4 patties.
  4. Place the patties on a baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes. Serve with salad leaves, along with some Mint and Coriander Relish.

Notes

To make a Mint and Coriander Relish to accompany the Lentil Patties: Roughly chop 25g mint leaves and 15g coriander leaves. Place in a bowl with a small finely chopped onion, a pinch of chilli powder, a pinch of ground cumin, a little salt, the juice of 1 lemon and a dash of cold water. Mix together using a hand-held blender, then cover until ready to serve.

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