Spicy Lentil Patties with Pita

Spicy Lentil Patties with Pita and Salad

Spicy Lentil Patties with Pita

Spicy Lentil Patties with Pita Recipe

Another Lentil Patty/Burger Recipe I know! This Spicy Lentil Patties with Pita Recipe is another variation on a theme. This one is not that hard to make, you don’t even need a food processor. What’s more it’s healthy and Vegetarian. I have had this recipe for 5 years and have only tried it once. Try it on the family and see how you go. Enjoy!

Serves 4

Ingredients

2 x 400g cans brown lentils (drained and rinsed)
1 1/2 teaspoons mild curry powder
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 cup plain flour, plus extra to dust
1/4 cup flat-leaf parsley, chopped
1 egg, lightly beaten

4 pita bread pockets
sliced tomato
baby rocket

Method

Place brown lentils in a bowl and mash roughly. Add mild curry powder, cumin seeds, ground coriander, plain flour, parsley and egg. shape mixture into eight round patties.

Heat some oil in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Lightly dust patties with extra flour. Tdd to the pan and cook for 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cooked through. Remove them from the pan, drain on paper towel and halve each patty.

Cut along one end of 4 pita bread pockets. Fill each pocket with sliced tomato, baby rocket and a couple of patty halves. Serve with yoghurt.

Hints

These patties freeze well for up to three months
Try substituting one can of lentils for a can of chickpeas, well mashed
Refrigerate before frying to firm them up so they hold together better
Can add diced onion or garlic
Reheat and eat the next day
Take to work and heat up and assemble your pita or put in a roll
Have patties on a plate with salad or in a roll

Image courtesy of TASTE

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