Lentil Croquettes

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by Dimpi


Top Review by 3vegkids

these were quite good! i had to make a couple of minor adjustments, though. the lentils needed quite a bit more liquid- at least half a cup, maybe a cup (i didn't measure). they started to burn in the pot - the liquid was gone, but they were still significantly undercooked. also, they were too flour-y, but that was me, not the recipe (i dredged them too heavily). all in all, they came out really well. i served them with raita, and the more we ate the more we liked them (even our 2 year old!).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the first 10 ingredients in a large pan and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer slowly, about 30 minutes until all the liquid has been absorbed (stir occasionally).
  3. Note that the above steps can also be done in a pressure cooker if you have one - it's much faster.
  4. Remove the mixture from heat and cool slightly.
  5. Now beat in the egg and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Let the mixture cool completely (I find that the mixture holds its shape better if it has been refrigerated for a couple of hours).
  7. Combine the flour, turmeric and chili powder in a small plate.
  8. Once lentils are cool, shape the mixture into circles.
  9. Roll the croquettes in the above spiced flour mixture to coat well.
  10. Heat oil in a skillet and cook the croquettes in batches, turning once until crisp and brown on both sides.
  11. Serve immediately with chutney or a crisp salad.
  12. Note - it's important for the liquid to be fully absorbed in the lentil mixture so that it can bind well with the help of the egg.

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