Baked Lentils Meatballs | How to make Baked Lentils Meatballs

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By Antara Navin
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About Baked Lentils Meatballs

Easy and Delicious Baked Lentils Meatballs made from Almond Meal and Green Gram Lentils-  Simple, healthy, gluten free, and protein packed! Perfect for a simple, filling meatless meal. These grain-free, egg-free meatless meatballs turn any pasta dish into a protein rich decadent meal. Try on salads or in tacos too.

Baked Lentils Meatballs is delicious and authentic dish. Baked Lentils Meatballs by Antara Navin is a great option when you want something interesting to eat at home. Restaurant style Baked Lentils Meatballs is liked by most people . The preparation time of this recipe is 120 minutes and it takes 30 minutes to cook it properly. Baked Lentils Meatballs is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Baked Lentils Meatballs. Baked Lentils Meatballs is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Baked Lentils Meatballs is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of healthy nutrients. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this restaurant style Baked Lentils Meatballs at your home.

  • Prep Time2Hours
  • Cook Time30mins
  • Serves9People
Baked Lentils Meatballs

Ingredients to make Baked Lentils Meatballs

  • 1/2 cup green gram lentils(whole green moong dal)
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup almond meal/ oat flour/ coconut flour/ breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped white/yellow/red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves smashed and finely chopped
  • half a knob ginger peeled and finely chopped or grated
  • 1-2 green chillies finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp tandoori masala powder(you can use any curry powder or all spice powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilly powder(for spice, adjust as per your taste)
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro (also called coriander ) leaves
  • salt as per taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or any refined oil
  • Cooking oil for greasing baking pan

How to make Baked Lentils Meatballs

  1. Rinse the lentils for a couple of times and soak it in enough warm water for 1.5- 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Grease a flat smooth 9 X 13-inch baking tray or pan.
  3. Drain the soaked lentils and pressure cook it in just enough water(the lentils should be just barely covered with water). Cook at medium high to 1 whistle, then cook on low heat for another 10 minutes.
  4. Turn off the heat. Allow the steam to cool off completely and then open the lid. Open the lid and check if the lentils are soft and cooked. If the lentils are not tender, you may add a little more water and pressure cook at high for another 5 minutes or so. Drain off any excess water and set aside.
  5. Heat the olive oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the onions, ginger, garlic and green chilies. Saute till the onions become translucent and light brown.
  6. Now, add the carrots. Saute on medium high for 2-3 minutes till the carrots become soft and loses its moisture.
  7. Now add the cooked lentils. Stir and mix. Saute for 3-4 minutes, till all the ingredients begin to come together and form a loose dough. Turn off the heat. Allow the lentil mixture to cool.
  8. Add the herbs (mint and cilantro) first into a mixer or food processor. When the lentil mixture is cool enough to handle, add it into the mixer or food processor.
  9. Pulse a few times until the herbs blend and the mixture is combined, so as to form a coarse mixture. Do not grind it into a fine paste.
  10. Take out the mixture in a medium size mixing bowl. Add almond meal, parmesan cheese, tandoori masala powder, red chilly powder and salt as per taste. Combine and mix well until all ingredients are incorporated completely.
  11. Apply a little oil on your hands. Divide and roll the mixture into medium size smooth balls, about the size of a golf ball.
  12. Place the balls on the greased baking pan. The meatballs should be one inch apart from each other. Cover and put it in the freezer for 8-10 minutes.
  13. Take out the meatballs from the freezer and remove the cover. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes until the meatballs are browned and lightly crisp.
  14. Take out the meatballs from the oven and allow it to cool slightly for 5 minutes. Serve warm with pasta or vegetable noodles and tomato sauce.

Reviews for Baked Lentils Meatballs (2)

Sheetal Sharma5 months ago
Amazing recipe and execution!
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sana Tungekar6 months ago
Very healthy and innovative.
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