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Guest Blogger: The Trim Body – Lentil Pakora

26 Nov

Love hosting bloggers from around the world Matilda is the author of The Trim Body. Matilda is a British lady, living in Singapore, thus her Asian location influences her food. Here she is in her own words, “I firmly believe that omitting all animal protein from your diet is the healthiest way to live. If you also omit refined carbs and sugars too (think ‘white’ foods, white rice, white flour, white sugar, etc) then your body will be in its optimum condition. But, if you love food then that all sounds fairly dull? NO! Have a look at the recipes. You can feast on fantastic things and create dinner parties that carnivores will approve of.” Have to love her gumption! Follow The Trim Body blog on Facebook and Twitter. Welcome Matilda!

How sizzlingly super are these?! Completely fabulous dunked in some chutney!

1/2 a cup of chick pea flour

1 can of green lentils, drained

1 heaped teaspoon of garam masala


1 chili, finely chopped

Sieve the chick pea flour and garam masala into a bowl (I don’t normally sieve, but it is vital with chick pea flour). Add half a cup of water and mix well. Next, add the seasoning, lentils and chili.

In a frying pan, add about 2 millimeters or rapeseed oil. Wait for the oil to be hot enough before cooking the pakora, you can test by dropping in a tiny bit to see if it sizzles. Spoon in about a heaped teaspoonful at a time, turning them after about a minute.

Let them sit on a piece of kitchen towel for a moment before serving.

Enjoy – you will!