Red Lentils Fritters

I find it strange how things sometimes work out in life. In the first two months of 2020, I felt like someone attached two little engines to me, and I was “flying” through time. My daily routine became so busy, and I felt that I did not have time to breathe. However, with the global situation changing daily, I am now adjusting to a new reality of spending more time at home. And I find it a bit easier and even have the feeling that the time is slowing down. With more time on my hands, it is always a good opportunity to create something in the kitchen. The bag of split red lentils was sitting still for at least a year until I finally decided to use it to make the fritters below. My in house feedback was: “this is amazing” or “it is magnificent”.

Preparation time: ~40 minutes. Plus two hours soaking in water.

INGREDIENTS: ~ 32 Fritters

  • Split Red lentils – 2 cups
  • Onion – 1 medium
  • Eggs – 2 large


  • Salt – 1 teaspoon
  • Black pepper – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Parsley flakes – 2 teaspoons
  • Garlic powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Cumin powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Turmeric powder -1/2 teaspoon
  • Ginger powder – 1 teaspoon
  • Avocado Oil – for the pan


Add the red lentils to a large bowl and wash them several times with cold water until the water becomes almost clear. Soak in water for about two hours. The red lentils will double in size.

Afterward, drain well. Add onion to the blender and chop for several seconds.

Add to the onion, red lentils, eggs, and all the spices and blend for 30 seconds. Open the lid and with a spoon mix the top and the side, and blend again for 20 seconds to get a uniform mixture.

On a preheated oiled pan, place a spoon of the mixture and fry for few minutes until golden crust on both sides. To remove the excess of oil, place the fritters on a plate with a paper towel.

Bon Appetit!

12 thoughts on “Red Lentils Fritters

    1. I am not sure, since I know the red ones are cooked rapidly. It depends if the black ones are tiny, split, and also ready in 20 minutes. You can always try, though it might not be successful. Just another expirement in the kitchen. Let me know if it works out for you.

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  1. Ooo this looks good. Got to admit though, I’ve never had red lentils before (I know, I’ve not lived!)
    It’s definitely bizarre with the current situation. I’m actually far too busy at the moment trying to catch up and get things ready and continually having to go out despite needing to be on lockdown because of empty shelves making it so difficult to get anything. I hope you can use this time to breathe a little and find some time for YOU.
    Stay safe & well,
    Caz xx

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    1. Thank you, Caz! This situation is indeed unusual and unfamiliar. However, the closure of the factories and airports does bring good for nature and more clean air for us. Most of the people don’t think like that, but perhaps the “run” for new technology was way way too fast. And the constant rush to get more things without much consideration how it affects nature or animals. Definitely, it is sad what is going on with so many people affected.
      Stay safe & well too,
      Kisses, Svet

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  2. Thanks for this recipe, Svet! Like you, I had to make a mental adjustment from being too busy, to wondering how I’m going to fill my time at home. But also like you, I’ve found I have more time now for the things that need to be done around the house, and for the things I enjoy. Small blessings, for sure, but I’ll take what I can get. It was so good to hear from you!

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    1. Aww thank you, Ann! For now I like it that I don’t need to be in a rush. I also do things around the house and hopefully would be making some more tasty reciepes for my family. I know that now it is hard to see the blesing, but I am sure there are plenty of them. Take care of yourself and your family!

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  3. Dearest Svet, I love everything about this post! (and I sincerely love you to pieces too! You are so incredibly kind!)

    How are you and the family doing? Are you still finding time to just breathe and enjoy alone time – as well as time with others? I hope so. Like you, the beginning of 2020 had me longing for a slower, quieter pace in life. So I do relate to what you said wholeheartedly. While I certainly wouldn’t wish the devastating effects of Covid on anyone, there have been some unexpected blessings come out of these crazy days. Your post is the perfect example!

    I also want to say thank you for this recipe. Oh my goodness — I cannot wait to try this! These fritters look delicious! Your choice of spices are some of my favorites and I’m always up for onions or garlic too. Yum!! I’ll admit, red lentils are entirely unfamiliar to me, but I do believe they’ll be added to our next shopping list. Thanks, Svet, I’ll let you know how these turn out in our kitchen!

    Sending my love to you across the miles. Know that you are appreciated, cared for, and loved! 🦋

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    1. Dear Holly! Thank you for your sweet words. It is always a pleasure to hear from you! I re-read the post from March, and today I feel that the pace of time is catching up again. It is getting busy, but I learned a few ways to slow down when it is too much to bear. I honestly did not think that Covid will last so long and would affect so many people on the way. But after more than several months later, and it is still here. However, this year, I spent more time with my close family, which is a real blessing.
      There are so many delicious recipes with red lentils. I also use them in my soup after I puree the orange vegetables and to thicken a bit. If you never had them, it is an opportunity to try a new taste :). I hope you and your family are well and I am sending you my love too. Kisses.


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