Red Lentil Fritters with Mint Yogurt Sauce

These crispy lentil fritters are served with a side of refreshing mint yogurt sauce. They’re the perfect side dish or party appetizer.

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  • Servings: 4

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  • 1 cup red lentils
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • Fresh cracked black pepper, to taste
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup all purpose flour, for coating
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 small cucumber, minced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • Pinch of kosher or sea salt

How to make this recipe

  1. Make the sauce

    Combine the yogurt, cucumber, mint, and salt in a bowl. Chill until ready to serve.

  2. Make the fritters

    Thoroughly rinse the red lentils in a fine-holed colander. Combine the lentils and water in a saucepan. Bring the water to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low, cover the saucepan with a lid, and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow the lentils to absorb the water for another 5 minutes.

  3. Make the fritters

    In a bowl, mix together the cooked lentils, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper. Set aside.

  4. Make the fritters

    Put both the egg and flour each in individual bowls large enough dip the fritters in. Form the lentil mixture into 2-inch flat patties (about 2 tablespoons per patty). Dip the patties in the egg, coating both sides, and then coat the patties with the flour.

Contributed By Photo © Todd Porter & Diane Cu Published October 2014

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