Lentil flour is one of my favorite ingredients in the whole universe.
I love combining it in a lot of dishes in my kitchen,
It’s unique and has amazing nutritional values.
Beyond the fact that red lentil are the most easier to digest out of all legumes,
It’s one of the legumes with the hypnotizing and most healthy pigment.
This high on protein flour is high quality and made purely out of plants,
It’s rich in fibers and in plenty of minerals.
Whenever we eat food containing red lentil flour,
The sugar in our body increases slowly and gradually so that we don’t experience sudden sugar leaps which causes tiredness and gaining weight.
More so, the fibers and quality protein in it give us a feeling of being full quickly and for a longer period of time,
So that we eat less and also feel full for longer.
And now let’s talk about the culinary side of things because it’s super important and necessary.
Lentil flour has many qualities.
Any way we choose to use it will give us a different texture,
Starting from a silky and soft texture to the crispiest texture you’ll ever come across.
I love combining it in pastries and cakes,
Cookies and crackers,
Meatballs, latkes and stews.
I make everything with it, it’s a star in my kitchen.
Whoever prefer not to grind the red lentil into flour themselves,
Could purchase it as flour in most of the nature and herbal stores.
But there is no doubt that grinding your lentil flour at home will provide a much fresher and cheaper flour than the pre-made ones you buy.
I recommend you to try, you might just succeed 🙂
Let’s learn together how to grind red lentil into flour at home easily and quickly,
So that you too will have a fabulous red lentil flour jar waiting for you in the pantry or fridge.
Happy red lentil flour 🙂
How to Grind Lentil Flour at Home?
- ½ cup red lentil
Make sure to wash the red lentil prior to grinding it- if it’s still wet it’ll form lumps and won’t grind into flour.
If you like, red lentils can be picked out and sorted before grinding and I definitely recommend doing so.
- Put in the blender / spice mill / coffee grinder / shake container ½ cup of red lentil and grind well until forming flour. Pay attention- we want to get a very fine flour just like a cloud and with no visible crumbs.
The amount of red lentil very much depends on your blender’s size and abilities.
I recommend starting with a small amount and grinding it. If you see that your device has a bigger capacity- go for it.
A little extra from me:
- If you choose to grind in a simple shake cup, take the smallest one out of your options. Turn the device on for one minute, take the cup out of the device, give it a good shake, put it back in the device and turn it back on for another minute. You should get a very very fine flour.
- How to store the red lentil flour that we had ground at home? The flour can be kept in a jar or a sealed box in the pantry or the fridge. Kindly notice that the flour will remain fresh for about three months in the pantry and for six months in the fridge. With that said, I recommend grinding the red lentil into flour close to the time of making the pastry and in the needed amount, this way we’ll have a fresh and good flour, since the freshness of the flour affects the pastry’s taste and texture.
- Can be grind in a fast grind or pulses according to the strength of your blender / grinder / mixer.
- All kinds of flour can be purchased in nature stores and supermarkets and this way avoid grinding it at home. Purchasing pre-made flour does not promise freshness, and of course its cost will be higher.
I’m warning you, it’s going to be love at first site and there’s no going back.
A few amazing recipes containing red lentil flour:
Red Lentil Cracker
Red Lentil Bread
Vegan Red Lentil Bread
Sweet Potato & Red Lentil Latkes
Red Lentil Pancakes
Red Lentil Pizza
Crispy Tofu Coated With Red Lentil Flour
Meatballs in Red Sauce With Red Lentil Flour
“Aboulafia” Pita Bread