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20 February, 2015

Lentil and chocolate mousse

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Chocolate  and  lentils?  How  is  that  going  to  work?  I  thought  the  same  too.  Until  I  tried  a  new  recipe.  Not  only  did  it  surprise  me  but  made  me  feel  less  guilty  thinking  that  the  lentil  content  in  the  mousse  actually  brings  in  a  protein  component  too.

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I  saw  this  recipe  by  Ellie  Krieger  in  food  network.  Made  a  few  changes.  I  substituted  the  tofu  with  skinned  black  lentils,  skipped  the  brandy  and  garnished  with  fresh  orange  pieces  in  addition  to  the  chocolate  shavings  and  decors.

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This  is  my  submission  for  The  Lentil  Recipe  Revelation  Challenge  under   ”  Best  in  dessert  ”  category.

Recipe:  Serves  8.

Ingredients:

Skinned  black  lentils                                                Half  cup

Dark  chocolate                                                         150  gms

Cocoa  powder                                                         Half  cup

Icing  sugar                                                               One  cup  plus  half  cup

Heavy  cream                                                           Three  cups

Shaved chocolate                                                    Three  Tbsps

Chocolate  decors                                                   One  Tbsp

Orange  pieces                                                        Two  Tbsps

Method;

Wash  the  lentils  and  boil  with  minimum  water  till  done.  Make  a puree  till  soft  and  keep  aside.

Break  the  dark  chocolate  in  pieces.  Put  the  chocolate  pieces,  cocoa  powder,  one  cup  water  on  a  heat  proof  bowl  fitted  over  a  saucepan  with  simmering  water.  Stir  often  and  mix  till  smooth.  Remove  from  heat.  Blend  in  half  the  sugar  slowly  until  mixed  well.

Mix  this  chocolate  mixture  to  the  pureed  lentils  until  well  blended.  Carefully  spoon  this  mousse  in  tall  serving  glasses,  cover  and  refrigerate  for  an  hour.

Whip  the  heavy  cream  with  a  beater  till  soft  peaks  form.  Add  half  cup  sugar  and  blend  again.  Check  for  sweetness  and  adjust  if  needed.  Pour  a  layer  of  this  on  top  of  the  mousse.

Garnish  with  chocolate  shavings,  chocolate  Decors  and  fresh  orange  pieces.

Inside  scoop;

I  used  Lindt  supreme  dark  chocolate  with  90  percent  Cacao.

Taking  the  fascia  out  from  the  oranges  tastes  better.

By  Ratna

4s COMMENTS

4 thoughts on : Lentil and chocolate mousse

  • February 21, 2015 at 6:01 pm

    This is genius! I love the idea of making a healthy mousse using lentils – so creative! I will absolutely be trying this recipe.

    • Ratna
      February 21, 2015 at 8:44 pm

      Isn’t it amazing what one can come up with when challenged.
      Let me know how it turned out Annie. Thanks.

  • February 21, 2015 at 6:50 am

    Never have I used lentils in a dessert before – definitely curious to know what the addition tastes like. This mousse looks divine though!

    • Ratna
      February 21, 2015 at 8:41 pm

      It tasted great Thalia, if I may say so myself..
      Thanks for stopping by.

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