Lentil Croquettes Recipe

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Lentil Croquettes
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  1. Place the first 10 ingredients in a large pan and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer slowly, about 30 minutes until all the liquid has been absorbed (stir occasionally).
  3. Note that the above steps can also be done in a pressure cooker if you have one - it's much faster.
  4. Remove the mixture from heat and cool slightly.
  5. Now beat in the egg and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  6. Let the mixture cool completely (I find that the mixture holds its shape better if it has been refrigerated for a couple of hours).
  7. Combine the flour, turmeric and chili powder in a small plate.
  8. Once lentils are cool, shape the mixture into circles.
  9. Roll the croquettes in the above spiced flour mixture to coat well.
  10. Heat oil in a skillet and cook the croquettes in batches, turning once until crisp and brown on both sides.
  11. Serve immediately with chutney or a crisp salad.
  12. Note - it's important for the liquid to be fully absorbed in the lentil mixture so that it can bind well with the help of the egg.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 191.96 Kcal (804 kJ)
Calories from fat 81.92 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.1g 14%
Cholesterol 20.46mg 7%
Sodium 21.29mg 1%
Potassium 318.2mg 7%
Total Carbs 19.91g 7%
Sugars 1.77g 7%
Dietary Fiber 8.47g 34%
Protein 8.16g 16%
Vitamin C 17.5mg 29%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 13%
Iron 8.9mg 49%
Calcium 36.4mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 115.3 Kcal (483 kJ)
Calories from fat 49.2 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.47g 14%
Cholesterol 12.29mg 7%
Sodium 12.79mg 1%
Potassium 191.12mg 7%
Total Carbs 11.96g 7%
Sugars 1.06g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5.09g 34%
Protein 4.9g 16%
Vitamin C 10.5mg 29%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 13%
Iron 5.3mg 49%
Calcium 21.9mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.8
  • 5

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • low cholesterol,
  • high fiber

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