Yellow-Split Lentil Rissoles with Lentil Dip

Updated post.

I love these yellow-split lentil rissoles and lentil dip my Dad rustled up recently. Delicious, healthy and full of flavour, these would work as a main course or as a starter for a dinner party. They also work well for picnics and lunch boxes.

Yellow-Split Lentil Rissoles

Yellow-Split Lentil Rissoles with Lentil Dip

Ingredients:

125g yellow-split lentils
2 shallots, chopped
2 large garlic cloves
1 large pinch saffron threads
1 tsp turmeric
1 medium free-range egg
4 tbsp white breadcrumbs
vegetable oil for frying

Method:

Rinse lentils over cold running water 2 to 3 times, place in a bowl and soak overnight or for at least 2 hours.

Rinse and place in a food processor. Process with onion, garlic, saffron, turmeric and egg until until it forms a thick paste. Transfer to a bowl, season well and add the egg and breadcrumbs. Mix well with your hands and make rissoles the size of a walnut.

Place 2 tbsp vegetable oil in a large heavy-based frying pan and fry the rissoles over a medium heat in batches of 6 until golden. Repeat this until all rissoles are fried, turning once. Place on a serving plate and serve immediately with crusty bread and a crispy salad.

 rissoles

Yellow-Split Lentil Dip

Ingredients:

  • 400g cooked orange lentils, rinsed and drained
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 crushed gloves of garlic
  • 1 finely chopped onion
  • The juice of one lemon
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper

Method:

Blend the ingredients together.

 

Papa G presents his rissoles!

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55 Responses

  1. thefolia

    I make veggie patties often in our nest, I never thought to puree into a paste. I think my kids would eat more of them without the chunkier texture…happy feasting.
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  2. Sophie at Franglaise Cooking

    I never used to like lentils, but Ben has slowly brought me round to them, so this will be one for us to try 🙂
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  3. becky

    These look lovely! Im wondering as Saffron isnt something we have in our cupboards is there an alternative? Or could I make them without? Or do i just need to go buy some!?!?! x
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  4. jenny paulin

    ooooooh they sound very interesting and look light and pefect for a summers night supper x
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  5. Angela

    What a fun idea to colour coordinate your meal 🙂 They look delicious.
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    • honestmum

      Ha yes although the yellow features in my kitchen were accidental! He was helping with childcare at my house pre-shoot (good Dad) x

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  6. PottyMouthedMummy

    Yum yum yum. What a delicious dish. Looks like a lovely summery one too, that’s one for the binder xx
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  7. Sam @ And then the fun began...

    Mmm, they look really tasty and just my kind of food in the summer. So colourful and inviting! I might just have to give this a go as I never normally cook with lentil but I love falafels and this is kind of similar in some ways. X
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  8. Sara (@mumturnedmom)

    Love the look of these 🙂 Right up my street, veggie, with lentils (which I love!) and tasty 🙂
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  9. Mel

    I love, love, love anything you can dip! This looks like my cup of tea! Félicitations to Papa G for creating such a mouth-watering dish for the start of the Tour de France! x Mel
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  10. Phoebe @ Lou Messugo

    These sound delicious and right up my street. Love all lentils. And I love the Tour de France!! It’s come through my town in France a couple of times but this year I’m handing over to my sister in Knaresborough! I’ll definitely be giving this recipe a go.
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  11. emily Beale

    These look amazing, and fab to have a picture of Papa G! My rissoles always seem to fall apart whilst cooking, this recipe looks so good I’ll have to give them another try!
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  12. Alison

    I always wondered what a rissole was! Now I know. They look delicious
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  13. sarah hill wheeler (@hill_wheeler)

    Love the World Cup theme and will definitely give it a go as (a) it looks de-lish and (b) I am on a mission to eat more veggies and less meat! Loving the summer theme in the linky and will drop back later!
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    • honestmum

      Thanks Denise, husband is a pro and Dad is an award winning restaurateur so credit is all theirs! Thanks for linking up x

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  14. Alida

    I really fancy this lentil rissoles with dip! What a fabulous lunch, fresh, nutritious and certainly tasty and I love your photography too!
    I just entered my chocolate tart to Tasty Tuesdays; I made it for my husband’s birthday.
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    • honestmum

      Thanks so much, husband is amazing behind the camera and Dad behind the cooker-great team! Thanks for your lovely words x

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  15. Abby boid

    It never fails to amaze me how much my kids love sausages, sweets and…..lentils! Thanks for the recipe. My first toe dip into the world of recipe writing was how not to boil and egg…so I might save linking up for when I have something more substantial to say!
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  16. Angie @reasonstodress

    This looks so yummy and easy. Your dad certainly has a way of taking basic ingredients and turning them into something luxe!

    Angie from reasons to dress, fashion, real mom street style & life as a North American mom in Italy.
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  17. Jenny

    These look and sound fantastic. I can’t wait to get to america in two weeks and start cooking for my parents. Love trying new recipes out on them…. Thanks for sharing and hosting my lovely.
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  18. seychellesmama

    This sounds delicious, so sad my blender has broken so I’ll have to wait a little while to give it a go! This will be a nice snack for Arthur too 🙂
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