The air fryer was gifted by VonShef but all views are my own.
Another recipe for Veganuary – this one is a lovely, warming, spicy Thai dish – perfect to brighten up a gloomy and cold January evening. I absolutely adore Thai food – it is probably my favourite cuisine and I also like Thai fusion creations. It is very easy to cook vegan Thai dishes because it uses lots of vegetables, herbs and spices anyway. And because of that all vegan Thai dishes burst with flavours and you won’t miss the meat at all.
These lovely little no meat balls were made with the help of my new VonShef Air Fryer – kindly sent to me to test it. It’s perfect for all kind of fried food ( I do love my fried food. Potato and sweet potato chips with veggie sausages.) but it’s also great for baking and grilling as well. Not to mention the fish fingers every other evening as per my daughter’s request. It’s a very compact, energy efficient cooking assistant – uses less time and less energy to cook compared to the regular oven. Very easy to use: you need very little or no oil at all, set the timer and the temperature and go! Even easier to clean it, just wipe down the frying basket with a damp cloth and some washing up liquid. The food is also healthier in the end, because it’s not actually deep fried, so it contains fewer calories, on average 80% less! There’s lots of benefits of having an air fryer!
For a chance to win one of these fantastic air fryers – scroll down to the giveaway.
Preparing the vegan veggie balls takes only around 50 minutes including all the chopping. They are packed with plant-based protein (quinoa), heart-healthy monounsaturated fat (peanuts) and antioxidants (Thai black rice).
Interesting fact: did you know that in ancient Chinese, black rice was reserved solely for the Emperor and the Royal Family, due to its nutritional profile and healing abilities?
I used pomegranate seeds to garnish and a mint yogurt dip or sauce: made with vegan yogurt, fresh mint and some fresh lime juice. It’s an amazing dish.
A delicious meal, with Thai flavours and spices completed with a fresh vegan mint sauce and Thai black rice.
- 180 gram tricolour qunioa regular quinoa is also perfectly fine
- 400 gram canned chickpea drained
- 1/3 of a yellow, red and orange bell pepper chopped
- 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
- 3 tbsp smooth peanut butter
- 150 gram roasted peanuts unsalted, chopped
- 3 tbsp dark soy sauce
- 2 handfuls chopped fresh coriander
- 4-5 spring onions chopped
- 2 large garlic cloves minced
- 2 tsp dried Thai basil
- salt and pepper to taste
Measure out all the ingredients. Preheat oven to a low heat and spread the chickpeas on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes to dehydrate the chickpeas. Set them aside.
Place everything into a the food processor and give it a good whizz. I like them having a bit of a texture, so I didn't blend them completely.
Form little balls and place them on a plate or tray.
Put them into the fridge for 20-30 minutes. Or overnight if you wish.
In the air fryer it takes about 10-12 minutes to bake a lot and about 20-25 minutes in the oven on 160 Celsius. I did not add any oil.
Before serving, cook the Thai black rice which goes well very well with the veggie balls and make the yogurt sauce: a big handful of mint, a juice of half a lime and 4-5 tbsp of vegan yogurt. Or greek yogurt if you want.
Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and chopped fresh coriander.
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I enjoy vegan cottage pie at the moment, using green lentils and veg to replace the mince.
I love sweet potato and spinach Thai curry, coconut milk and spices, its really good. I hardly fry as its too fattening, so an air fryer would increase my cooking repertoire
I could get a lot of use out of an air fryer!
I love a Vegan curry
My favourite vegan meal would be spicy lentil curry for sure, so homey and warm especially in winter time
Vegan Potato Pancakes…can’t get enough of them. x
I guess I’m rather lazy, so Quorn do some nice hot and spicy burgers – tasty and easy!
a vegan roast dinner!!
Tofish and chips
Mine Is Sweet Potato And Black Bean Veggie Burgers
I love the Smoky Cucumber Salsa I get from Lidl.
Spiced parsnip soup, just made some for lunch
Mango & chickpea curry
I have so many favourite vegan meals, but my ultimate would be Coconut Chickpea Curry. It tastes divine!
a vegan curry
I make a mean vegetable soup but these veggie balls look delicious, very tempted to try them out on the kids on Saturday! Great competition thanks for the chance to win.
roasted whole cauliflower
Cashew nut stir fry or a massive salad with everything vegan in it except the kitchen sink.
Some sweet potato and vegetable puff pastry parcels we made for my daughter at Christmas that she raved about so much we’ve had them twice since!
chickpea curry jacket potatoes
Vegan bolognaise for me
Chickpea & Spinach Curry
Chickpea, tomato and spinach curry
Spicy lentil burgers
Mushroom stir fry. Nom
I enjoy a Satay sweet potato curry
Sweet potato curry is a firm favourite in our house.
Love Sweet Potato & Black Bean Veggie Burgers!
Those photos make it look amazing! I’ve been hankering after an air fryer for a while. We love Tarka Dhal as a vegan meal, it’s so tasty.
Peanut noodles 🙂
A cauliflower curry is my favourite recipe at the moment.
A Vegan curry!
Has to be Curry
Mine has to be Thai sweet potato burgers with spicy peanut sauce 🙂
I love vegan korma with rice 🙂
Sweet Potato & Black Bean Veggie Burgers.
Roasted Cauliflower Steaks
i love peanut noodles
i just love falafel could live on it
Vegan Macaroni and Cheese
I love a vegan curry
vegan spanish paella
Aloo tikki is a favourite
Chickpea just about anything, or for a fab lunch houmous and grated carrot in wholemeal pita bread.
Green lentil Curry
Chunky vegetable soup
I love chickpea dahl curry
i love a good bean curry!
For me it has to be vegetable stir fry
Roasted peppers with a burger wheat and quinoa filling.
vegan thai green curry x
Root veg casserole
Moroccan Tofu and Potato stew
Curry for sure, although it does leave me a little windy…
Tofu stir fry – quick easy and delicious
I love vegan Thai food, tofu massaman curry is my favourite!
Love cheese n on pie
roasted whole cauliflower with herbs and garlic
curry and rice
Qourn chilli wraps
Home made vegetable massaman curry
Vegan smoky sausage and bean casserole, done in the slow cooker, easy and very tasty!
My favourite vegan meal is vegetable curry – thanks for the lovely giveaway :o)
My favourite vegan meal is satay sweet potato curry.
Mayflower curry sauce with soya mushrooms and onions – whole grain rice too
A vegetable stir fry 🙂
Roasted cauliflower in indian spices 🙂
Garlic & White Wine Pasta with Brussels Sprouts
Its a chickpea/sundried tomato pasta dish from Bosh
Veggie burgers with loads of onions
Mushroom chow mein
Mushrooms stuffed with spinach and lentils 🙂 x
Mixed bean casserole
Mixed bean chilli with rice – my comfort food
Vegetable curry 🙂
Veggie Spag-Bol ! Delicious!
I would love to try the dish you have posted about! It looks very yummy
I had a vegan shepherds pie last night with vegan blueberry muffins and both were yummy and my favourite dishes
Spicy Green lentil and tomato casserole
Chickpea curry is my fave
Sweet potato curry is yummy!
vegan sausage casserole
I really love a Thai jungle curry. Lots of lovely veg with a big kick to it.
spicy bean burgers.. mmmmm
Has to be Curry
Chickpea stew x
Love vegan Jambalaya
A lovely veggie curry extra hot
I enjoy Vegetable Lasagna – so delicious
I love to make Deliciously Ella’s Mediterranean Pasta
5 bean chilli
I’m vegetarian and lactose intolerant, so lots of my meals are vegan. Today I had curried swede with rice. The swede was huge and cost 5p in the sale bin at Tesco. My husband adapted a South Indian recipe that is usually made with urbi, a type of yam. It was delicious and I’ve got leftovers to eat tomorrow.
Asian vegetable stew – delicious!
Sweetpotato burgers and chips!
I really like vegan curry
Coconut tofu bites with spicy vegetable rice
Chickpea, tomato and spinach curry
Am actually very new to veganism…… still looking into it. Hope that doesn’t rule me out xx
of course not!
I’m so excited to try this! Thank you xx