Vegan kofta in spicy tomato sauce

Kofta is a Greek dish with meatballs. But how do you make kofta vegan? In this recipe we do that with lentils. Delicious protein and nutritious. By the way, Greek kofta resembles the Turkish dish köfte, and is not at all difficult to make. A vegan kofta dish is full of flavor in no time. In this case, this is mainly due to the curcuma latte spice mix and the spicy tomato sauce. By the way, feel free to take 100% tomato sauce if you don't like spicy! What do you eat with kofta? Bread! We chose naan, because you can dip the kofta with it.
DinnerCurry4 servings40 minutes preparation




Ingrid Duifhuizen
Ingrid is the brand manager at TerraSana. She loves food - cooking, eating, sharing meals, writing, and talking about it. Recipe development and food photography are her passions on the side.

This is how you make it

  1. Preheat the oven to 220 °C.
  2. Soak the sun-dried tomatoes for 10-15 minutes. Discard the soaking water.
  3. Sprinkle a large frying pan with oil. Chop the red onion finely and fry this for 3 minutes until transparent.
  4. Crush the garlic and fry this with 1 tbsp turmeric latte for 2 minutes.
  5. Then add the coconut milk, tomato sauce and sundried tomatoes. Place the lid on the pan and allow to simmer for 25 minutes.
  6. Then add the spinach little by little, until it has wilted.
  7. Now prepare the kofta. Cook the red lentils for 15 minutes over a low heat. Drain.
  8. Chop the coriander finely and mix with the lentils, 1 tbsp turmeric latter and psyllium. Make sure the psyllium is mixed in evenly, as this absorbs moisture quickly.
  9. Roll the dough into balls and bake these in the oven for 5-10 minutes, until golden brown. Add the balls to the sauce and allow to simmer for a final 5 minutes.
  10. Bake the naan in the oven for 3 minutes and serve this on the side. N.B.: thanks to the sundried tomatoes, you don’t need any extra salt.