A delicious and easy vegetarian dish, packed with protein and flavour. Can be made gluten free (see notes in recipe) and also is dairy free and meat free. It does use eggs, so the recipe is not vegan. Makes about 15 meatballs.
* Can also be made as burger patties * like a little extra spice? Before you start the recipe, put 1 TBL of vegetable oil in a hot pan, add 1 teaspoon cumin seeds and cook them til they are blackened and start jumping around. Add these to the lentil mix in step 2.
Please note ~ IF you prefer really tightly packed meatballs, consider adding 1-2 T (gluten free or regular) flour with step 5. - 09 Aug 2012
I made these tonight and to be honest they smelt way tastier than they actually were. I served them with spaghetti and a really tasty vegetable sauce I make and it was a pretty good meal, very filling and my 2 year old absolutely loved it! She said "yummy!" After every mouthful! But without the sauce I think it would have been a bit bland. - 22 May 2015
Just fantastic! These were super light and fluffy, did it with gluten free flour and gluten free breadcrumbs, and my husband said they tasted like tasty dumplings when he popped them in his vege soup! - 21 Apr 2015