These spicy vegan lentil cakes are perfect for satisfying your spicy food cravings! They’re easy to make, protein-rich and have a spicy and smoky flavor!
I make the best veggie patties! Really, I do. I’m not modest at all. :)) I absolutely LOVE veggie patties and I’m constantly experimenting with new flavors, colors and textures. Some recipes are better than others, but all of them are delicious!
My vegan falafel and quinoa patties recipes are my top favorite, but I must honestly say these spicy vegan lentil cakes went straight to my top 5!
If you are a spicy food fan and love smoky flavors, then these vegan lentil cakes will become your favorite too! Smoked paprika is absolutely amazing, you’ll love it! Ever since I discovered it I’ve been using it like crazy in almost all my recipes! It completely changes any dish.
So, here’s the recipe. If you want to try other veggie patties recipes, you should check out my Ultimate Veggie Burger Guide. Enjoy!
Spicy Vegan Lentil Cakes
These spicy vegan lentil cakes are perfect for satisfying your spicy food cravings! They're easy to make, protein-rich and have a spicy and smoky flavor!
- 200g (1 cup) red lentils
- 1 small bunch parsley, chopped
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 4 Tbsps psyllium husks , or one large egg
- 4 Tbsps nutritional yeast flakes
- 2 bell peppers, I used one red and one yellow, chopped
- about 60g (½ cup) flour of choice, I used some chickpea flour
- 2 tsps smoked paprika
- 1 tsp spicy paprika
- ½ tsp chili flakes
- sea salt and ground pepper, to taste
- oil, for frying
- Add lentils in a pot and cover them with water. From the moment they start boiling, let them boil for about 15 minutes and then remove from heat.
- Strain the lentils very well and put them in a large bowl. Start mashing them using a fork or a vertical blender. Add the rest of the ingredients, except oil.
- Start mixing the composition. It has to be sticky and easy to shape. If it’s not it means that you didn’t strain the lentils very good and the composition is too wet. No problem, just add more flour until it has a dough-like consistency. Alternatively, let it rest in the fridge for 10-15 minutes.
- Spray a non stick pan with some oil. Not too much. Put each patty on the frying pan and let it fry about 2 minutes on each side.
Now, if you don't want to make all the lentil cakes at once, you can just leave the bowl with the composition in the fridge and cover it with some plastic foil. It can sit in the fridge for 3-4 days. Anytime you want a lentil cake, just take some of it and fry the patty. This is what I usually do. 🙂
Amount Per Serving Calories 408Total Fat 19gCarbohydrates 41gProtein 18g
Sunday 30th of October 2022
Hi, so are you putting in the onions and peppers raw then? You've not said to cook anything other than the lentils. Cheers
Tuesday 15th of November 2022
Hi Luke. Yes, they cook enough when frying/baking.
Saturday 6th of March 2021
We loved our lentil burgers! I used one red pepper, and added cumin, as at least one person suggested, a seasoned salt, ras el hanout, flaxseed meal, and bagel everything seasoning. I toasted the potato buns, with the spicy aioli someone mentioned. My husband and I both loved them and we loved that they stayed together. I also baked them, 10 minutes per side, at 356 degrees F, and smashed them a bit when I flipped them over. Really yummy! In fact, my husband suggested I write this!
Saturday 6th of March 2021
We might add garlic next time...and there will be a next time!
Thursday 28th of January 2021
I just made these, with half the bell pepper and a little more than half the flower. They taste pretty good, thanks! It's perfect with garlic aioli drizzled on top.
Friday 12th of February 2021
Glad you liked them! :D
Tuesday 25th of August 2020
Wow these are amazing! I tweaked the recipe dependent upon what I had available in my pantry. They turned out great. I made a vegan sriracha mayo sauce to drizzle generously on top, and it tasted extra delicious! I now know I’ll never have to miss crab cakes again!! 🙂
Thursday 3rd of September 2020
So happy you liked them!
Saturday 16th of May 2020
Do I didn’t change a thing Perfect and yummy