Fry the onion in a large pan with the olive oil over a moderate heat for a couple of minutes. Add the carrots and fry for a further couple of minutes or so. Add the garlic and cumin seeds and stir.
Give the lentils a thorough wash in several changes of clean water.
Add to the onions together with the chilli, paprika and oregano. The salt is best left until the end as it can lengthen the cooking process.
If the lentils were previously soaked, just cover slightly with water. More will be needed if unsoaked. Cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes, checking the water situation occasionally. You don't want the lentils to dry out, but also don't want them to be too wet, so add any additional water cautiously.
When the water has been absorbed and the lentils are soft, add the salt, stir and turn off the heat.
Blitz all the ingredients in a food processor or blender, until everything is finely chopped, but not smooth. I used the chop function on my Optimum ThermoCook.
Either throw everything into a blender & blitz for 30 seconds, or place the dry ingredients in a bowl and slowly whisk in the wet ingredients until everything is combined and the batter is smooth. I used the smoothie function on my Optimum ThermoCook.
Lightly coat a non-stick frying pan with olive oil and heat it to a moderate level. Pour in enough batter to just coat the pan (you should be able to get 8 pancakes out of this amount).
Cook for 2-3 minutes until the batter no longer looks wet. Turn the pancake over and cook on the other side.
Place on a plate and keep warm in the oven until all the pancakes are cooked.
Place some rocket down the centre of a pancake, spoon over a little dhal, add a tsp or two of tomato salsa and finish with a couple of avocado slices. Fold the pancake over and repeat with the others.
You don't need to soak split red lentils before cooking, but it does reduce the cooking time and makes them more digestible. It also makes them easier to wash.If you cook pulses with a bay leaf or two or a bit of seaweed, it's meant to make them more digestible.If you're using organic carrots, keep the skin on as that is where much of the nutrients reside.Adapted from Spiced Lentil Tacos in Hungry Healthy Happy by Dannii MartinPlease note: calories and other nutritional information are per serving. They're approximate and will depend on serving size and exact ingredients used.