Lentil Perogies

Incredibly delicious, but a lot of work!

I used this recipe, but adjusted.

Ingredients for the dough:

  • 3 cups all purpose flour, plus extra four for dusting your worksurface
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (I didn’t have sunflower oil. If you do, use that!)
  • 1 cup warm water

Ingredients for the filling:

  • 1 cup green lentils (I used 1 can)
  • 2 carrots, peeled and cut into small cubes
  • 1 celery stalk, cut into small pieces
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced (2 if you follow vegalicious recipe)
  • 3 cups of water
  • 1 vegetable bouillon cube

Vegalicious lists other ingredients (parsley, more oil, bay leaf, and chili flakes. I did not use these as I did not read the recipe carefully. However, it still turned out amazing!

Directions for the Dough:

Put the flour into a large bowl, add salt and mix it. Add the oil and warm water. Blend it until it is smooth and dough like. Set the dough aside for about 30 minutes while you cook the filling.

Directions for the Filling:

Put carrots into large pan and begin to saute in a bit of water. Add onions, garlic, and celery and continue to saute until the onions begin to soften. Add the lentils and stir to mix. Add the water and vegetable bouillon cube, and again stir.

Bring the mixture to a boil then turn down the heat and allow to simmer until all the liquid is absorbed. Once the liquid has been absorbed, set aside to cool for a few minutes.

Now, prepare your perogies. Roll out bits of dough and use a glass to cut it into circles. Place the filling in the middle of the circle and then squish the sides together to create a nice perogie pocket. Place these into a pot of boiling water and allow to cook for about 10 minutes. Cook only 3-4 at a time to prevent them sticking together.

Now after this, I added some vegan butter to a frying pan and cooked the boiled perogies in this to give them a nice crispy texture.

We did not have vegan sour-cream so we used salsa instead and it was FANTASTIC!!

These turned out amazing and the fiance and I ate them ALL.


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