Lentil Croquettes

Recipe by Dimpi
READY IN: 1hr 30mins




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