Spicy Lentil Flatbread

This flat lentil bread recipe is sooooo good and delicious. There are different kinds of lentils: red or orange, brown, green, yellow. I made my lentil bread with red ones. You can find all of them in your local super markets and Middle East grocery stores.

There are used different names in different languages for lentils, for example in Persian and Arabic it’s called ‘ Adas’, in English ‘ Lentil’ , in Azerbaijani ‘ Marje’.Maybe some of you do not know what red lentils are. I have attached a photo of this kind of lentil.

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You can make lentil bread with all of those lentils. This bread is very light, low in carb but high in fibre and good source of protein.

I frequently make this bread, because we enjoy it a lot. Recipe for this bread is flexible. I mean you have loads and loads of possibilities to change the flavour and create a new flavour and taste.

It’s super easy recipe to follow plus you can prepare the batter, pour it in a jar and keep it fresh in the fridge for next few days. Just bring the batter out of the fridge before cooking and bring the batter to room temperature.

This bread might be severed warm or cold and goes well with all kinds of soup, and you can top it with your favourite toppings. Good point of this bread is not only you can cook it in a pan but also you can cook it in the oven : 190C for 20-25 minutes.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup red lentils, soak in cold water overnight
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp chopped spring onions or chives
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 ½ tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp chilli powder
  • ½ tsp grounded coriander seeds
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Vegetable oil: coconut oil or sun flower oil

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Method

Soak lentils with water for 6-7 hours to remove starch. Then drain it.

In a bowl with your lentils add 2 cups of water, all above mentioned spices except spring onions or chives. Blend until smooth. Add chopped chives or spring onion. Mix well.Lightly oiling a pan with Olive or coconut oil.

Using a large ladle  and pour one  ladle of prepared batter into the pan. Make a round shape and make  sure it is not thin.  Each flat bread will take about 4-5 minutes per side to cook ( depends on heat and how thick you make the bread). Spray oil  top of batter and once one side cooked , flip over and let to cook other side.

 

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Tuna Fish Patties

This recipe is combination of tuna fish with potato, fresh tarragon and seasoned with aromatic spices. Freshly chopped tarragon gives very nice flavor to the fish cakes.

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Tuna fish patties

Ingredients

140 g canned tuna fish

1 cooked potato

Small bunch of fresh tarragon

1 ½ tbsp corn flour

50 g cooked green peas

1 egg

½ tsp cumin powder

½ tsp coriander powder

½ tsp ginger powder

¼ tsp turmeric powder

Salt and chili flakes to taste

Bread crumbs

Olive oil

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Method

Drain the liquid from tuna can. Mash cooked potato. In a bowl, mix together all of the spices, chopped tarragon, green peas, egg yolk, corn flour, tuna fish and mashed potato.

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Divide the mixture into small parts and form into a ball and then flatten into a patty. In a small ball, whisk white egg. First dip each patty into the white egg and then cover with bread crumbs.

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Heat the olive oil in a pan, gently place patties in the pan and cook each side for 3-4 minutes until nicely brown.

Serve fish patties with sweet chilli sauce or tartar sauce.

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