Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Lentil, quinoa and wheat fritters or savory pancakes

It is  crisp on the outside and soft inside, beautiful texture, whole sum, flavorful and super easy to make. I forgot to add - it is like a super food, really healthy. You can call this fritter or a savory pancake too. Created by your truly . If you do use this recipe or blog it, please link back, it takes lots of effort to develop recipes and I love link backs. :)
Lentil Quinoa, Fritters Savory, Pancakes, Healthy. Vegan, Simi Jois Photography
Lentil Quinoa, Fritters Savory, Pancakes, Healthy. Vegan, Simi Jois Photography

Lentil Quinoa, Fritters Savory, Pancakes, Healthy. Vegan, Simi Jois Photography
Am looking at my kitchen and wondering at the mess. I am not interested in spending my evening cleaning up the mess I just created, but I guess I have no option.  Rewind a decade ago and I  was a clean freak - proper things in proper place, all labeled, everything well organized. Somehow the mess does not bother me any more. Yesterday, I was shooting glass refection ( don’t ask why) and my neighbor just walked in. Instead of being embarrassed by the mess, I pulled the white diffuser cloth from the chair and made room for her to sit and we enjoyed a coup of tea over a bit of gossip ( a bit of gossip here and there is really healthy). Am so proud of myself, I have evolved. You think I am exaggerating - NO! My father-in-law once told me he does not like to sit in one place in my house,  he’s afraid I might dust him and probably place him with  curios. Thankfully that never happened, but my love for super clean has been replaced by reality check.

Evolved I have and somewhere I think it is all because I have found a creative outlet that I identify with. I have discovered myself. Small things don’t bother me, I don’t feel the need to prove myself to others - I just want to enjoy the journey. Wow ! I sound like a perfect angle….well, far from it. It was in September that I baked a cake for hub’s birthday - it was a new recipe and it fell apart and I did throw a mini tantrum that I was the worst cook ever. ( looks sheepishly )

Thankfully this is NOT a failed recipe and I just love it - total added bonus that it is super healthy.

Lentil Quinoa, Fritters Savory, Pancakes, Healthy. Vegan, Simi Jois Photography

1/4 cup of mixed lentil flour
1/4 cup durum wheat flour
1/4 cup semolina rava
1/4 cup cooked quinoa
1 small red onion finely chopped
3-4 tbsp corn
2-3 tbsp reb bean ( cooked)
1-2 green chili finely chopped
handful of cilantro finely chopped
1 tsp cumin seed
salt to taste

2 tbsp oil



For mixed lentil flour

1/4 cup urad daal/lentil - black gram without skin and split
1/4 cup chana daal/lentil - bengal gram
1/4 cup mung daal/lentil - green gram without the skin

Dry grind all the daals and sieve. If you are not able to use mix of these lentils,  use any lentil flour that is available. I used the vitamix to grind the lentils.

Mix all the above ingredients and add water so it form a thick dough. Thicker than pouring consistency. Now heat a pan add oil and pour 1/3 cup of the dough and flatten into circle with ladle  - keep covered till it is roasted on one side, turn sides and roast on the other side too. Cook on low- medium heat. Make sure it is cooked all the way - by inserting a toothpick.

You can substitute durum wheat with all purpose. Instead of rave you can use half of 1/4 cup of bread crumbs. 

Serve with Salsa.

Homemade salsa 

1 white onion
1 firm red tomato
1/4 red bell pepper
cilanro finely chopped
1 green chili finely chopped
juice of half a lemon
salt to taste
1 tsp sriracha sauce

Mix all the above. If you are going to make it ahead of time, add salt when you serve, as it will leave water.

Lentil Quinoa, Fritters Savory, Pancakes, Healthy. Vegan, Simi Jois Photography
Lentil Quinoa, Fritters Savory, Pancakes, Healthy. Vegan, Simi Jois Photography


Lentil Quinoa, Fritters Savory, Pancakes, Healthy. Vegan, Simi Jois Photography
Lentil Quinoa, Fritters Savory, Pancakes, Healthy. Vegan, Simi Jois Photography

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9 comments:

  1. the combo looks wow and love all the shots there dear

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  2. Lovely shots...I just love the water form tumbler...your way of creating pics is soooo awesome

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  3. You create magic with your photos Simi. I just can't get enough of I, i come back multiple times just to see them again. Absolutely love it. And that pancake looks delicious.

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  4. A delicious combination. Those pancakes must taste really good.

    Nice shots!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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  5. Delightful, exquisite, delectable, lovely, pleasurable !

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  6. Stunning pics Simi . That too one with pouring water is a killer shot . This is a brilliant recipe with lentils and quinoa for a healthy choice :)

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  7. infinitely beautiful pictures.
    The ones with the black background would make great poster walls .

    Th you

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simi

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