Laird Lentil Falafels




  • ¾ cup green lentils
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 3 lt. cold water
  • ½ tsp coriander seed
  • ½ tsp red chili flake
  • ½ tsp fennel seed
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • Juice and zest of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Combine lentils, baking soda, and water in a large plastic container, soak overnight in fridge.

Remove lentils from fridge discarding any remaining water.

Combine all spices in a spice grinder and process until you have a fine powder.

Place lentils, spice mixture, lemon, and cilantro in the bowl of a food processor; process until a coarse paste is achieved, season with salt and pepper to taste.

Roll into small balls.

Fry at 350F until deep golden colour.

Drain on paper towel and lightly season with salt.

Plating Suggestions

Best Served with fresh pita, pickled turnips, tomatoes, lettuce, onion, cucumber or other fresh vegetables and a garlic tahini mayo

Serves 4.