Dahl Fritters with Minty Peas Recipe

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  • Vegetarian

makes:

8

Skill:

easy

Total Time:

00:50
plus chilling

Prep:

00:00

Cooking:

00:00

Ingredients

  • 500g (1lb 2oz) red split lentils
  • 2tbsp oil
  • 5cm (2in) piece fresh ginger, finely grated
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1tsp turmeric
  • 1tsp paprika
  • 15-20 fresh curry leaves (available from ocado.com)
  • handful coriander, finely chopped
  • 4tbsp gram flour or plain flour
  • 300g (10oz) peas
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • 2tbsp natural yogurt
  • handful mint, finely chopped

Method

  • Rinse the lentils under cold water and set aside. Heat 1tbsp of oil in a pan and fry the ginger and garlic for 1 minute, then add the spices and curry leaves and fry for another minute. Add the lentils along with 1 litre (1¾pt) water. Bring to the boil then simmer for 25 minutes.

  • Stir in the coriander and flour then leave to cool. Shape into patties and put in the fridge to firm up for 30 minutes. Heat the remaining oil in a pan and fry the patties in batches until browned.

  • Meanwhile, cook the peas, drain, then mash and stir in the lemon juice, yogurt and mint.

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