Lentil Patties

Preparation info
  • Makes


    Large Patties
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Caribbean Vegan: Plant-Based, Egg-Free, Dairy-Free Authentic Island Cuisine for Every Occasion

By Taymer Mason

Published 2021

  • About

Patties are a street food found all over the Caribbean. These stuffed pastries, usually made with meat or a mixture of vegetables, are seen as a portable high-protein meal. Lentil patties make an excellent packed lunch for vegans. You can also make them smaller and serve them as appetizers.



  • 1 cup (240 ml) boiling water
  • ½ cup (100


  1. To make the filling, pour the boiling water over the lentils and let them soak for 20 to 30 minutes. Drain thoroughly.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, bell pepper, optional Scotch bonnet, lentils, cumin, white pepper, and curry powder. Sauté for about 4 minutes, until the onions are tender. Stir in