How about trying Indian Inspired Lentil Waffles, mildly spiced that’s eggless, vegan and gluten free too ? Serve them with Coconut Chutney and Red Bell Pepper Chutney for a lip-smacking combination.
Last afternoon, I posted a snapshot of the Lentil Waffles on Instagram and the post received so much of love that it was also featured on Saveur mag . Yay !!!! A lot of people were curious to know about the recipe for Lentil Waffles and the accompaniments. And Why not ? Well to describe a little more about my lunch, these low carb, eggless, vegan waffles are really easy to make. It is an adaptation from our regular south Indian tiffin. We love serving Dosa’s ( lentil pancakes) , Idli’s ( Steamed Rice Cakes), Upma and many more Savory dishes with an array of Chutneys and Sambar for breakfast/ tiffin. With a sophisticated Wafflemaker from Sage Appliances at disposal, I made some Lentil Waffles with Green Gram and served them with Coconut Chutney & Red Bell Pepper Chutney.
Just in case you missed my detailed post on the Smart Waffle( maker), here’s the handy link to know the gizmo better.
Growing up in India, Lentils are an integral part of our everyday diet. There are a countless varieties with each one of them having their own benefits.. Green Gram also known as Green Mung , is one among the popular legumes in India. We normally make a Curry, Dal, Dessert or even a Lentil Pan Cake ( also known as Pesarattu).
Coconut Chutney can be made with Desiccated Coconut, fresh coconut or frozen grated coconut. I personally prefer Fresh Coconut or Frozen Grated coconut for making Chutney. When I made it yesterday, frozen coconut was handy so the first thing I did was to defrost them and soak them in hot water. This is to ensure the coconut is at room temperature otherwise While grinding the texture will not be as needed and oil will be separated from the coconut.
If you are using Desiccated coconut, remember to add them to a bowl of really hot water until fully covered and allow it to rest for some time. The coconut flakes will open up . Please do not eliminate this step , else the chutney will look separated after grinding.
I hope you enjoy this super healthy gluten free waffles accompanied with Indian inspired Chutneys. All the ingredients are easily available in any Asian Stores.