Savory Lentil Fritters Feast


Experience the delightful fusion of flavors with Lentil Kibbeh, a vegetarian twist on the classic Middle Eastern kibbeh. These savory lentil fritters are a perfect blend of cooked lentils, bulgur wheat, and aromatic herbs and spices, fried to achieve a crispy exterior and a soft, flavorful interior. Ideal as an appetizer, snack, or part of a meze spread, Lentil Kibbeh is a delicious and nutritious option for those seeking a meat-free alternative in their culinary adventures.

Savory Lentil Fritters Feast

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: Makes about 15 fritters
  • Serving Size: 1 fritter

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 90 kcal
  • Protein: 3g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fat: 2g
  • Sodium: 100mg
  • Fiber: 3g


  • Brown lentils, cooked: 200g (0.44 lbs / 7 oz)
  • Fine bulgur wheat: 100g (0.22 lbs / 3.5 oz)
  • Onion, finely chopped: 100g (0.22 lbs / 3.5 oz)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped: 30g (0.07 lbs / 1 oz)
  • Ground cumin: 5g (0.01 lbs / 0.17 oz)
  • Ground coriander: 5g (0.01 lbs / 0.17 oz)
  • Salt and pepper: To taste
  • Olive oil: For frying

Detailed Method of Preparation

  1. Prepare Bulgur: Soak bulgur in hot water for 15 minutes, then drain.
  2. Mix Ingredients: In a bowl, combine cooked lentils, soaked bulgur, onion, parsley, cumin, coriander, salt, and pepper.
  3. Shape Fritters: Form the mixture into small, oval-shaped fritters.
  4. Fry: Heat olive oil in a pan and fry the fritters until golden on all sides.
  5. Serve: Serve hot, ideally with a side of tahini sauce or yogurt.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Lentil Consistency: Ensure lentils are well-cooked but not mushy.
  • Bulgur Texture: Properly drain bulgur to avoid soggy fritters.
  • Even Cooking: Fry in batches to ensure even browning.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I bake these fritters? 

Yes, for a healthier option, bake at 180°C (350°F) until crispy.

How can I store leftovers? 

Refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Can I use different types of lentils? 

Yes, but cooking times may vary.