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Vegetable lentil fritters recipe

No Flour Vegetable Lentil Fritters

The outsides are deliciously golden brown and crispy, while the insides are loaded with good-for-you vegetables. They make an amazing snack when served hot with vegan mayonnaise.
Course Gluten free, Main Course, Side Dish, Vegan
Cuisine Indian
Keyword gluten free, lentil, pancakes
Prep Time 6 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 215kcal


  • 2 cups dried red lentils
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 medium carrot finely diced
  • 3 cups leek sliced, about 1 leek
  • ½ cup celery chopped
  • 1 cup broccoli chopped
  • 2 small jalapeños diced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tsp garlic minced
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ tsp chili powder


  • Place the lentils into a fine mesh colander and rinse them in water. Place the drained lentils into a large bowl, cover with water and leave to soak overnight.
  • The next day, bring the oil to a medium heat in a large pan. Add the onion, carrot, leek and celery. Cook for 5 minutes until the vegetables are soft and beginning to turn golden brown.
  • Stir in the broccoli and jalapeño and cook for 3-4 minutes. Taste and season with salt and pepper. Remove the pan from the heat and set to one side.
  • Drain and rinse the soaked lentils. Use an immersion or stand blender to puree the lentils with 2 cups of water. Add in all the spices and lemon juice and blend again.
  • Use a spatula to mix the vegetables with the lentil mixture.
  • Drizzle some oil into a large pan and bring to a medium heat. Add 2-3 tablespoon of mixture per fritter and cook for 2-3 minutes per side. Repeat until all the fritter batter has been used.
  • Serve warm and enjoy!



Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 30mg | Potassium: 622mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2256IU | Vitamin C: 22mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 5mg