Evening Meal Recipes

Made by families, enjoyed by kids!

*quantities based on 2 adults and 3 kids*

Tuna and Rice Bake

2.5 cups of cooked brown rice

1/4 cup of The Pinnaroo Farmer red lentil flour

1 large tin tuna in brine, drained

440g can condensed cream of mushroom soup

2 carrots, grated

1 zucchini, grated

Good chunk of pumpkin, grated

1 handful of spinach, finely diced

4 spring onions,finely diced

3/4 cup of frozen peas/corn

4 eggs

2 tsp Dijon mustard

2 tsp crushed garlic

Italian seasoning/salt and pepper to taste

1 cup grated cheese

Now what?

1 - Preheat the oven 180C. Grease pie dish..you can also use baking paper

2 - In a large bowl, combine everything, except 1/4 cup of cheese.  You can add chives or parsley too if you want.  Place mixture into the dish and sprinkle cheese on top.

3 - Bake for 20-30min until golden.

4 - Will feed 2 adults and 3 kids

Recipe: Ranae, SA

Butter Chicken

1/2 jar Tandoori Paste (Pataks mild 295gm jar)

1 1/2 cups thick style plain yogurt

4 cloves of crushed garlic

1kg chicken fillets, diced

Handful of broccoli, finely diced

1 tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1 can condensed tomato soup

1 cup of cream

1 tbs butter

½ cup of The Pinnaroo Farmer red lentil flour

2tsp garam masala

2tsp cumin seeds

1tsp turmeric

Now what?

1 – Combine Tandoori paste, yogurt and garlic in a bowl. Add chicken and coat thoroughly.  Marinate for 10min or overnight if you have though time for it!

2 – Add lentil flour to chicken and mix prior cooking

3 – Meanwhile, add the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat.  Add the spices and cook for a minute.

4 – Add the Tandoori chicken, chickpeas and broccoli, cook covered, stir occasionally.

5 – Add the soup and the cream.  Simmer on low until the chicken is cooked.

6 – Served with steamed basmati rice, carrot and cucumber sticks.

Recipe: Ranae, SA

 

 

Baking Recipes

Made by families, enjoyed by kids!

*quantities based on 2 adults and 3 kids*


Moist Red Lentil Choc Chip Slice (GF)

125g melted butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1/2 cup of The Pinnaroo Farmer red lentil flour

1/2 cup tapioca flour (for non GF use plain flour)

1 tsp vanilla essence

1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp bicarb soda (baking soda)

3/4 cup choc chips…can also use sultanas!


Now what?

  1. Lined 20cm square tin...I use whatever slice tin I have available!

  2. Mix butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in a bowl.  It will form a smooth caramel batter.

  3. Add flour, choc chips, baking powder and bi carb to the mixture and stir well.

  4. Pour into the tin.

  5. Cook on 170 degrees for 15-20min until slightly springy when you touch it.

  6. Cool in the tin and then cut the slice into squares.

If I hide these from the hubby and kids…I can get nearly a week of lunchbox snacks! Sometimes I sprinkle coconut on top or use cranberries instead of choc chips.


Recipe: Phillipa, SA

Red Lentil Milo Muffins

1/2 cup The Pinnaroo Farmer red lentil flour

1 1/4 cup plain flour

1/4 cup Milo, with 2 tbs boiling water

2/3 cup sugar

3/4 cup chocolate chips

75g butter, melted

1/2 cup milk

1 egg

1sp vanilla extract

1/2 tsp baking powder

Now what?

  1. In a bowl, sift flour, baking powder and sugar.

  2. In a large jug, milk, butter, egg, vanilla and the Milo mixture.

  3. Combine the dry mixture and the milk mixture well.

  4. Fold in the chocolate chips

  5. Place in muffin trays and cook for 20-25min at 180 degrees - will make 12 muffins  

Recipe: Bec, SA

Red Lentil Carrot Cake

1/2 cup brown sugar

3/4 cup olive oil

1/2 cup honey

2 large carrots, grated

3 eggs

1/2 cup The Pinnaroo Farmer red lentil flour

1 cup SR flour

1 cup of sultanas

1tsp bi-carb soda

1tsp cinnamon


Now what?

  1. Pre-heat oven to 170 degrees

  2. Mix all the wet ingredients in a bowl

  3. Sift the flour and bi-carb into the wet mixture.  Add carrots.

  4. Mix in the sultanas and cinnamon

  5. Pour into a lined and oiled 20cm cake tin, cook until golden (approx. 40-50min)

Recipe: Nici, VIC

Banana and Red Lentil Pancakes

2 ripe bananas - roughly chopped

2 eggs

2 tbs SR flour

2 tbs of The Pinnaroo Farmer red lentil flour

1 or 2 tsp vanilla essence

Now what?

  1. Put all ingredients into a bowl and blend...I use a handheld mixer!

  2. Spoon into a greased hot frying pan and enjoy!

This recipe will make several smaller pancakes, perfect for the kids - you may need to double it for a larger serve.  I never have leftover mixture.  Serve with fruit of your choice and a little cream.

Recipe: Nici, VIC

 

Quick Tips

How else can I use lentil flour?

  • Add 2tbs to a bechamel sauce (white sauce) to thicken it up...I use this sauce on top of my lasagne or for a pasta bake.

  • Add 1-2tbs into your mashed potatoes.

  • Add to a smoothie - 1 banana, 1 cup of milk, 1tbs of lentil flour and honey to taste

 

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