Amazing Nut Roast


A spicy lentil, veggies & nut roast, which can be called vegetarians delight. A rather unusual recipe but incredibly delicious. A perfect recipe for a party or snack time or even can be called as a Christmas recipe. This is one of the great recipes by Celebrity Chef Hari Ghotra.

This can be made within an hour and full of flavours coming from spices, lentils, veggies, paneer & nuts. All you need to do is to cook them first and then bake, the result is simply yum, so try this!

Step-by-Step Easy & Quick Recipe –

Cook Time             Total Time                  Yields

60 mins                     60 mins                  6 Serving


Ghee – 1 tablespoon

Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon

Dried chili – 1

Onion – 1 large (finely chopped)

Garlic cloves – 2 (finely chopped)

Ginger – 3 cms

Chestnut mushrooms – 200 grams (sliced)

Paneer – 100 grams (grated)

Carrot – 1 large (grated)

Kashmiri chili powder – 1 teaspoon

Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon

Red lentils – 100 grams

Tomato – 2 (chopped)

Water – 300 ml.

Walnuts & cashews – 100 grams (roughly chopped)

Mature cheddar cheese – 100 grams

Fresh coriander – handful (chopped)


  • Preheat the oven to 180ºC or gas mark 4.
  • Line the base and sides of a 1.5-litre loaf tin with parchment paper.
  • Heat the ghee in a large frying pan and add the cumin seeds and dried chilli until fragrant.
  • Add the onions and cook for about 5 mins until they start to soften.
  • Stir in the garlic and ginger and stir for a few minutes.
  • Add the sliced mushrooms and cook until they soften then stir in the paneer and grated carrot. Cook the mixture for about 3 mins then add the chilli powder and turmeric and cook for just a minute.
  • Add the tomatoes and cook for about 1 minute until they start to break down a little, then add the water and season with salt.
  • Stir in the lentils and bring to the boil then leave to simmer over a very gentle heat until all the liquid has been absorbed and the mixture is fairly dry (about 10 minutes). Set aside to cool a little.
  • Roughly chop the nuts and stir in with the cheese and coriander.
  • Once mixed through, spoon the mixture into the prepared tin and press down into the tin.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 20 mins, then remove the foil and bake for a further 10–15 minutes until firm when pressed gently.
  • Allow the loaf to cool in the tin for about 10 mins then turn out onto a serving board or a plate and slice into lovely thick pieces.

Note: Simply delicious and a gorgeous looking spicy veggie & nuts roast is ready to serve & enjoy as snack, Bon Apatite!

Happy Cooking!!

Recipe & Picture courtesy: Chef Hari Ghotra


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