Vegan Lentil Fritters Recipe

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You lot couldn't get enough of our Courgette Fritter recipe, so we're back with a vegan canapé recipe sure to delight you and your guests alike.

This vegan lentil fritter recipe is easy and delicious paired with our Vegan Raita Recipe. Get dipping!

Chock full of protein and veg, these yummy fritters are a delicious and filling snack and will satisfy yours and your guests' salty and crispy craving.


  • 1 cup finely chopped onion

  • ½ cup finely chopped butternut squash

  •  2 tablespoons chopped coriander

  • 1 cup chopped spinach

  • 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon each of cumin and sea salt

  • 1 teaspoon each of garlic powder, coriander, and turmeric

  • 2 cups of 12-hour soaked and rinsed red lentils

  • 4-6 TBSP of rapeseed oil for frying 



  1. Heat olive oil in a medium-sized frying pan pan. 

  2. Sauté onions and a sprinkle of salt for 3-4 minutes.

  3. Add the butternut squash and sauté for another 5-8 minutes.

  4. Add the spinach and coriander and sauté for 2-3 more minutes.  You want to make sure all the veggies including the butternut squash are well cooked.  You can always cover the pan at this point for a few minutes to speed it along. 

  5. Add all the spices, stir well, and fry for 1 minute. The mixture may appear a bit dry--this is how it should be!

  6. Transfer veggie and spice mixture to a large bowl.

  7. Place the red lentils in a food processor and blend with ½ TBSP of water.  You are going for a thick batter here, not a runny batter.  You can add another ½ TBSP of water if needed to loosen it up. 

  8. Mix batter into veggies and stir well.

  9. Scoop a tablespoon of batter and press down to make flat discs. 

  10. Heat the rapeseed oil in a large frying pan, until the oil is shimmering and sizzles with a drop of water. Place 4-5 balls in the pan and cook on medium high for 2-3 minutes, flip, give them a squish and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes until golden brown.

  11. Serve with our delicious Vegan Raita Recipe

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If you fancy making more of a feast, check out the recipes below for even more inspo for your vegan dinner spread!

What’s next?

Start here and get dipping…

Vegan Lentil Fritters & Raita Dip 

The star of the show

Easy Vegan Wellington

Because we all like a little something on the side...

Wild Mushroom Stuffing

Something sweet for dessert?

Jewelled Avocado Chocolate Mousse  

Don’t forget the treats!

Vegan Dark Chocolate, Cranberry & Pistachio Tiffin


And, of course, if you don't want to cook at all, then you can order our super easy vegan OnePot meals to be delivered to you anywhere in the UK*. The ultimate in convenience. Delivery is free on orders over £34.99.