Kofta is a type of Middle Eastern kebab or meatball. Here, mushrooms provide that “meaty” flavor. This recipe for meat free kofta comes to us from our friends at the Meatless Monday movement in Denmark.
1 large onion
2 to 3 carrots
1 kg mushrooms (2.2 lbs.)
200 gram red lentils (7 oz.)
100 g hazelnuts (3.5 oz.)
Oatmeal or flour
Salt, pepper, garlic, etc.
Grate the onions and carrots. Finely chop the mushrooms and fry them in a pan adding a little salt, pepper and garlic.
Cook red lentils in plenty of water for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Drain through a sieve and rinse under cold water. Finely chop the hazelnuts.
Put cooked lentils in a large bowl along with grated onion, carrots, fried mushrooms, hazelnuts, eggs, salt, pepper and gently mix together. Gradually add oatmeal and / or flour until you get the desired consistency. Shape to a size of a muffin and fry in a frying pan until the meat free kofta are brown and crispy.