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Here we soak lentils instead of fully cooking them, which gives them just enough added moisture to be whirred up into a fritter without being too wet. Serve these curry-spiced fritters on top of a green salad or tucked into a pita.

EatingWell.com, April 2022


Credit: Charlotte and Johnny Autry

Recipe Summary

25 mins
4 hrs 35 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Soak lentils in 4 cups water in a medium bowl for at least 4 hours or overnight.

  • Rinse the lentils. Transfer to a food processor along with two-thirds of the scallions, cilantro, onion, egg, garlic, curry powder, cumin, turmeric and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Pulse until coarsely chopped. Refrigerate for 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, whisk yogurt, lime juice, ginger, 1/4 teaspoon salt and the remaining one-third of the scallions in a small bowl. Set aside.

  • Place flour in a shallow dish. Using about 3 tablespoons each, scoop 6 balls of the lentil mixture into the flour and gently roll to coat. Flatten into 1/2-inch-thick patties.

  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Using a fork or spatula, carefully transfer the patties to the pan and cook, flipping once halfway, until golden brown, about 4 minutes total. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate.

  • Repeat with the remaining lentil mixture and 2 tablespoons oil. Sprinkle the fritters with the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Serve the fritters with the sauce. Garnish with more cilantro, if desired.

To air-fry:

In Step 5, liberally coat the basket of an air fryer with cooking spray. Working in batches, add the patties to the basket and coat them with cooking spray. Cook them at 360°F for 5 minutes, flip and coat with cooking spray again. Cook for 5 minutes more. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate. Repeat with the remaining patties.

Nutrition Facts

3 fritters & 2 Tbsp. sauce
416 calories; protein 18g; carbohydrates 49g; dietary fiber 7g; sugars 2g; fat 17g; saturated fat 3g; mono fat 11g; poly fat 3g; cholesterol 49mg; vitamin a iu 555IU; vitamin b3 niacin 1mg; vitamin c 8mg; vitamin d iu 10IU; vitamin e iu 1IU; folate 127mg; vitamin k 53mg; sodium 473mg; calcium 92mg; iron 5mg; magnesium 48mg; phosphorus 239mg; potassium 503mg; zinc 2mg; omega 6 fatty acid 3g; niacin equivalents 4mg; selenium 10mcg.