Lentil and Butternut Bobotie
September 20, 2012 in Uncategorized
This post is more appropriate for meatless Mondays but since next Monday is “Braai Day” in South Africa and many of my readers will be chomping on chops, this is a good time as any to put it up. The tricky part about vegetarian cooking especially when using legumes is that you have to plan ahead and soak the legumes overnight. I will be the first to admit that I lack the forward thinking to remember to soak the lentils the night before on a Sunday to eat this on “meatless Monday” when there is so many other “get ready for the week” chores to do. Even yesterday I forgot to soak the lentils overnight and had to settle for doing it the first thing in the morning and hope for the best.
Despite not reading the recipe properly and only using 1 onion and 1 can of whole peeled tomatoes (it was one of those days), the recipe turned out really well and it was very filling. Using lentils instead of meat you can also fool your mouth into thinking you’re eating mince (similar texture) without the cost.
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