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Spicy_Lentil_Potato_Croquettes1Lentils are primarily used in soups but I think it’s a refreshingly new idea to try them as croquettes and if you think lentils are not versatile.., then trust me these Spicy Lentil and Potato Croquettes will change your opinion. You can enjoy them as a snack or use them as mini-burger patties. And, also, what a great idea to sneak lentils into your kid’s and family’s diet, right?

These Spicy Lentils and Potato Croquettes can be served up as an appetizer on a bed of lettuce or as tapas, but they’re also equally good as a vegetarian burger pattie. Pop them between sandwich bread or mini burger loaf with some mayo, cheese, and chutney and you got yourself a yummy and healthy vegetarian burger.

If you love potatoes, as much as I do, try these – Potato Stuffed Mushroom Croquettes

These filling Spicy Lentil and Potato Croquettes have whole lentils, potatoes, onion and green chilies and loads of flavor in them. It’s far from bland or boring. I use cumin and coriander powder in these but you can dress them up as you please. just look through your pantry and whatever dried or fresh herbs you find, feel free to add them. You can never go wrong with new ideas.

I served these Spicy Lentil and Potato Croquettes two ways. We ate those as is with some spicy plum chutney and I used a few in my son’s school sandwich lunch with a cheese slice, mayo, and whole wheat bread!

Whether you’re vegetarian or not,  I think you should try making these Spicy Lentils and Potato Croquettes at least once. And these ones taste even much better the next day.Spicy_Lentil_Potato_Croquettes


  • 1 cup red lentil or green lentil – cleaned well
  • 3 cups water
  • 4 small potatoes boiled and finely mashed
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tbsp chopped green chilies
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup finely chopped cilantro
  • Olive oil


  • In a large saucepan, bring the lentils and water to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes, or until the lentils are very soft. Drain the lentils well. This whole process should take like 40 to 45 minutes.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the cooked lentils, mashed potatoes and all the ingredients above except for the oil.
  • Make small patties out of this mixture and roll them on rice flour or corn flour
  • Keep them in the refrigerator for an hour or so. This will help the patties to stay bound and they won’t fall apart.
  • In a large heavy-bottomed skillet, heat olive oil and fry the patties for 5 minutes per side or until golden-brown and crisp, adding more oil to the pan as necessary. (The patties are a little fragile, so be gentle when turning them over to ensure they stay in one piece.)
  • Serve warm or at room temperature, accompanied by Tomato-Chili-Garlic Chutney

or, Sweet and Spicy Plum Chutney





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  1. I love lentils! I recently discovered that they could be cooked in the rice cooker, so I have been eating much more of them lately. I want to try this recipe.

  2. YUMMY! I will be trying this with gluten free breadcrumbs, thank you for the post!

  3. This looks great! I am looking for more vegetarian foods, and this is a wonderful option!

  4. We can just imagine these served with a lamb stew this Fall! Thanks for the wonderful idea!!!

  5. I’ve never really had lentils! Your pictures are amazing! I’m definitely going to have to try this now 🙂

  6. lastchance3 says:

    OH wow! Lentil in potato croquettes is definitely different. I’m going to be sending this a family member who makes potato croquettes all the time.

  7. womanpulse says:

    All of your recipes look so amazing, I have actually never had lentils. I know I would get fat if we hung out:)

  8. Might have to try give this a whirl this weekend!

  9. Tweaking some usual recipes every now and then is great since it provides you an opportunity to discover a better way of improving them. Lentils is a nutrient-dense food that help lessen the risk of many serious medical problems.

  10. The photos look so tempting, would definitely give your recipe a try!

  11. livelaughhlovee5 says:

    I heard lentils are really good don’t really care for spicy food in this category, but everything is good to try first.

  12. says:

    So far I only had lentils in a soup form. This recipe sounds amazing. Plus it’s so healthy.

  13. Those look amazing. I’m not really into vegetarian fare, but I think I would really enjoy those. I’d probably like them as a side dish or an appetizer. I have to have my meat!

  14. Yum these look so good. I love lentils! So filling and healthy!

  15. Oo, I would really enjoy these. They look amazing.

  16. Beth Shankle Anderson says:

    These look great! The photos are amazing.

  17. loisaltermark says:

    Wow, those look delicious! And they would be great for my vegetarian husband.

  18. You ALWAYS have tantalizing recipes! I pin them and have a list to try later :)I can’t handle too much spice, but I will definitely try these with the suggested servings and go from there!

  19. I have some lentils to use up and I was sick of lentil soup but this look yummy! I’ll give this one a try!

  20. These Lentil Croquettes look delicious! Lentils are so good for us, yet, aside from the usual Lentil Soup, I can never think of anything to make with them. I’m looking forward to giving these a try.

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