Red Lentil Patties with Cilantro Sauce (from The Healthy Hedonist by Myra Kornfeld):

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 1
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 770.4
  • Total Fat: 28.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 25.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 115.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 18.1 g
  • Protein: 18.9 g

Number of Servings: 1


    1 cup Red or Brown Bhutanese rice
    1/2 cup lentils, red preferably
    4 cups water
    3/4 tsp salt
    2 tbsp sesame oil
    1 tsp cumin seeds
    2 cups finely diced onion
    1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
    1-2 tsp sesame or olive oil

    Cilantro Sauce
    2 T. lemon juice
    1/4 cup coconut milk
    I jalapeno, deseeded
    1 garlic clove
    1" piece peeled ginger
    1/4 tsp salt
    1 cup chopped cilantro


Rinse the rice and lentils. Put them into a medium saucepan with the water and salt, cover, and bring to a boil. Turn down to lowest heat and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Uncover and simmer an additional 15 minutes until all the water is absorbed.

When you uncover the lentil/rice mix, heat the 2 tbsp sesame oil in a non-stick fry pan over medium heat. Add the cumin seeds and cook for 1 minute. Add the onion and cook until very tender (about 10 minutes). Add the red pepper flakes then add the onion mix to the rice-lentil mix and allow to cool.

Once the rice-lentil mix is cool, form into small patties and coat with arrowroot (like cornstarch, only better). Fry in sesame oil over medium heat for 3-4 mins per side.

For Cilantro Sauce
Blend/puree all ingredients until smooth.

Number of Servings: 1

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LOVEYDUB.