Today’s Meatless Monday recipe does look like it has meat right? But it does not. These are brown lentils fried then simmered in a creamy sauce that the kids will confuse for meatballs before eating them. It is an easy and delicious meal that is perfect with rice, chapati or in this case couscous.
Let’s get started shall we?
Before we get started on the sauce, you can soak a cup of roasted cashew nuts in a cup of water. Let soak for a few hours then drain the water. Blend the drained cashews with half a cup of water, a tsp of lemon juice, some salt and pepper and paprika till its a smooth cream. Set aside.
Now we can begin on the sauce,
You can now prepare your couscous. It is a great alternative to rice, easy prepare and you can spice it anyway you wish. Just follow the instructions on how to prepare it as written on the pack.
Masoor dal is easy to make, flavourful, and is rich in iron and protein, calcium, magnesium, vitamins A, C and E and easy on your pocket too.
Couscous is rich in selenium, and a great immune system booster. It also has fibre, antioxidants and low carb; so not so bad for your waistline 🙂