Red lentil meatballs with sesame

This recipe for baked red lentil meatballs with sesame is one of the simplest recipes you can make.

Lentils are a tender ingredient and you can make a lot of delicious dishes, but we decided on some meatballs, for which we used red lentils and Orlando’s white sesame from the Maestro range. It is a vegetarian recipe, but it can conquer even the most ardent meat lovers.

It is very quick to prepare and easy to make. The lentils boil in 15 minutes, and the meatball composition is ready in a few minutes. We preferred to bake them in the oven, not to fry them in an oil bath, just so that they could be eaten by as many people as possible, including children.

I served them with a green salad and a yogurt sauce and a few chilli flakes, but they also go very well with a mashed potato. They can also be taken as a package, for lunch at work.


for 18-20 pieces
250 gr. Orlando’s raw red lentils
3 tablespoons Orlando’s white sesame
1 kapia pepper cut into small pieces
4 slices of finely chopped green onion (you will use only the green part of the onion, not the white part)
1 or
2 cloves of garlic
10 tablespoons flour
Spices to taste: salt, Orlando’s pepper, Orlando’s sweet Boya, Orlando’s ground cumin, turmeric


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To start, boil the red lentils in water with a pinch of salt, let them boil for 15 minutes, strain the lentils through a sieve, then let them cool for an hour.

Meanwhile, sauté the garlic, kapia pepper and green onions until soft.

After the lentils have cooled, put them in a food processor together with the hardened spices and vegetables. Mix for a few seconds until it becomes like a paste. Taste and see if it needs to be seasoned, then add the egg and mix again.

Gradually add the flour until a homogeneous composition results. If necessary, add 1-2 more tablespoons of flour.

Take a spoonful of the meatballs and with your hands always wet, form the meatballs and place them in the tray. Repeat the operation until you have no composition left.

Sprinkle some white sesame seeds over all the meatballs.

Put the tray in the preheated oven at 180 ° C for 20-25 minutes, then remove the tray and let the red lentil meatballs cool a bit.

Serve with a salad and a yogurt sauce with chilli flakes!

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