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Lentil Patties with Yogurt Sauce

Prep time 14 mins
Cook time 32 mins
Yield 4 servings (serving size: 2 patties and 1/4 cup sauce)
Since you need only 1/4 cup of cooked rice for the patties, we suggest using a microwavable pouch of precooked rice. Measure out 1/4 cup and add it to the lentil mixture. Save the rest of the rice for another use. You can also use brown rice instead of white, if you prefer.


  • 3/4 cup dried lentils
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/3 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cooked white rice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 large egg whites
  • Cooking spray
  • Yogurt Sauce
  • Yogurt Sauce

Nutrition Information

  • calories 330
  • fat 14.2 g
  • satfat 2.5 g
  • protein 17.3 g
  • carbohydrate 35.4 g
  • cholesterol 107 mg
  • iron 5.1 mg
  • sodium 411 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 39 %
  • fiber 9.4 g
  • calcium 143 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place lentils and 4 cups water in a large saucepan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until lentils are tender. Drain well.

  2. Combine breadcrumbs and next 5 ingredients in a food processor; process until blended. Add lentils, rice, 1 tablespoon oil, and egg whites; process until coarsely chopped.

  3. Divide mixture into 8 (1/4-cup) portions, and shape each into a 1/4-inch-thick patty.

  4. Heat remaining oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add patties; cook 3 minutes on each side or until browned. Serve with Yogurt Sauce.

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