How to Make Lentil Patties Recipe | Delicious and Healthy Lentil Patties Recipe (Vegan)

Are you searching for a yummy and healthy recipe? Try these lentil patties! They are full of protein, vegan, and simple to make. You can eat these great patties with lunch or dinner. I would say this lentil patty is better than meat! They are packed with protein and are very easy to prepare. I make them almost every day because they are so tasty! It’s the best patties recipe I have ever tried! In this blog post, I will share a great lentil patties recipe that is not only delicious but also high in protein.


Before you start, gather these ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups (285g) dried red lentils
  • 1 large shallot
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 small carrot
  • 15g (1/4 cup) chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Olive oil for cooking

Optional Ingredients for Flavor Variations

You can add or substitute some ingredients to suit your taste or dietary needs:

  • Spices: Add 1/2 teaspoon cumin or paprika for extra flavor.
  • Herbs: Use cilantro instead of parsley.
  • Vegetables: Add finely chopped bell peppers or spinach.

Dietary Substitutions

  • Gluten-Free: These patties are naturally gluten-free. Make sure to use gluten-free tomato puree.
  • Nut-Free: This recipe does not contain nuts.
  • Soy-Free: This recipe does not contain soy.

Preparation: How to Make Lentil Patties Recipe

How to Make Lentil Patties Recipe - Delicious and Healthy Lentil Patties Recipe (Vegan)

Step 1: Soak the Lentils

Start by soaking the lentils:

  • Measure 1 1/2 cups (285g) of dried red lentils.
  • Place the lentils in a large bowl.
  • Add water and cover it.
  • Let them soak for 2 hours.

Soaking the lentils makes them easier to blend and cook.

Step 2: Prepare the Vegetables

Now let’s prepare the vegetables until the lentils are completely soaked:

  • Shallot: Peel and chop one large shallot.
  • Garlic: Peel and mince two garlic cloves.
  • Carrot: Peel and grate one small carrot.
  • Parsley: Chop 15g (1/4 cup) of fresh parsley.

Step 3: Drain and Blend the Lentils

After soaking, drain the lentils:

  • Use a colander to drain the lentils.
  • Rinse them under cold water.

Now, blend the ingredients:

  • Add the drained lentils to a food processor.
  • Add the chopped shallot, minced garlic, grated carrot, and chopped parsley.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of tomato puree.
  • Also, add 1/2 teaspoon black pepper and 1 teaspoon salt.
  • Pulse the ingredients until well combined. The mixture should be medium sticky.

Step 4: Shape the Patties

Prepare to shape the patties:

  • Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop out equal amounts of the mixture. So that the patties are of equal size.
  • Shape each scoop into a patty with your palm.
How to Make Lentil Patties Recipe - Delicious and Healthy Lentil Patties Recipe (Vegan) - Shape the Patties

Step 5: Cook the Patties

Heat olive oil in a nonstick skillet:

  • Pour(or brush) enough olive oil into the bottom of the skillet.
  • Heat the oil over medium heat.

Now cook the patties:

  • Place the patties in the hot skillet.
  • Cook for about 3 minutes on each side of the patties.
  • The patties should be golden and crispy.
How to Make Lentil Patties Recipe - Delicious and Healthy Lentil Patties Recipe (Vegan) - Cook the Patties
How to Make Lentil Patties Recipe - Delicious and Healthy Lentil Patties Recipe (Vegan) - Cook the Patties

Step 6: Drain Excess Oil

After cooking, transfer the patties to a plate lined with paper towels. This will absorb any excess oil.

How to Make Lentil Patties Recipe - Delicious and Healthy Lentil Patties Recipe (Vegan) - Drain Excess Oil

Serving Suggestions

These lentil patties are versatile. Here are some serving ideas:

  • Burgers: Place the patties in a bun with your favorite toppings.
  • Salads: Serve them on top of a fresh salad.
  • Wraps: Wrap them in a tortilla with veggies and sauce.
  • Plates: Serve them with rice, quinoa, or steamed vegetables.

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Alternative Ingredient Options

If you have dietary restrictions or allergies, here are some substitutions:

For Gluten-Free

Ensure all ingredients are labeled gluten-free, especially the tomato puree.

For Nut-Free

This recipe is naturally nut-free.

For Soy-Free

This recipe is naturally soy-free.

Tips for Success

Here are some tips to make your lentil patties perfect:

  1. Consistency: The mixture should be medium sticky. If the mixture is too dry, you can add a little water. If it’s too wet, add a bit of flour or rice flour (gluten-free if needed).
  2. Heat: Cook over medium heat to avoid burning the patties.
  3. Patience: Let the patties cook thoroughly on one side before flipping. This helps them hold together.

Storing and Reheating

If you have several patties left over, you can store and reheat them:

  • Refrigerate: Place the cooked patties in an airtight container. They will keep for up to 5 days.
  • Reheat: To reheat, place the patties in a skillet over medium heat until warmed through. You can reheat the patties in a 350°F (175°C) oven for about 10 minutes.


Lentil patties made in this way are a delicious and healthy dish. They are full of protein and very easy to make. You can have this type of patty with lunch or dinner. They work great on burgers, salads, or wraps. You can adjust the recipe if you have allergies. Try making these lentil patties at home. Your family and friends will definitely love this type of patty. Enjoy cooking and eating these delicious patties!

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