Lentil fritters served on a plate

Lentil fritters

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Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2

Rustle up these lentil fritters in just 25 minutes with our basic lentils recipe, courgette and carrot. They're healthy, low-fat and packed with nutrients

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: Per serving

  • kcal356
  • fat12g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs41g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre11g
  • protein17g
  • salt0.1g


  • 300g leftover basic lentils (see our recipe)



    The lentil plant (Lens Culinaris) originates from Asia and North Africa and is one of our oldest…

  • handful of chopped coriander
  • 1 chopped spring onion
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 50g gram flour
  • 2 carrots



    The carrot, with its distinctive bright orange colour, is one of the most versatile root…

  • 2 courgettes



    The courgette is a variety of cucurbit, which means it's from the same family as cucumber,…

  • ½ tsp sesame seeds
  • handful of coriander
  • ½ tsp sesame oil
  • juice of 1 lime



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

    If you want a light alternative to other cooking oils, rapeseed is a great choice and has…


  1. Mix the leftover lentils with the chopped coriander, spring onion and gram flour, then set aside. Use a peeler to cut the carrots and courgettes into long ribbons, then toss the ribbons with the sesame seeds and coriander in sesame oil and the lime juice.

  2. Heat the rapeseed oil in a frying pan. Spoon in four dollops of the lentil mixture and flatten into patties. Fry each side until golden and serve with the ribbon salad.

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21st Feb, 2020
Hello, If I wish to replace gram flour by plain all purpose flour, should I use the same amount, please? Thanks in advance.
owl 456
24th Jan, 2019
Can these be frozen if made in a larger batch?
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25th Jan, 2019
Thanks for your question. We think these are much better served fresh but you can freeze, defrost and then reheat if you need to get ahead.
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