Go Back
+ servings
5 from 1 vote
Vegetarian Fritters - a split pea recipe
Vegetarian Fritters: A split pea recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Soaking time for split peas
4 hrs

Perfect for Meatless Monday, or anytime that you want a protein-packed vegetarian recipe, vegetarian fritters are made with just 6 ingredients. Cook this plant-based recipe in ghee and serve them over salad, on a sandwich, or with chutney or ketchup. This is a vegan Indian recipe that's enjoyed by carnivores as well!

Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 250 kcal
Author: Kiran
  • 1 cup yellow split peas soaked for a minimum of 4 hours
  • 1 onion medium, chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic peeled & chopped
  • 1 handful cilantro
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2-3 tbsp ghee for cooking
  1. Soak yellow split peas for a minimum of 4 hours. Drain and rinse.

  2. Add all ingredients to a food processor and pulse until combined.

  3. Heat 1 - 2 teaspoons of oil or ghee in a skillet. Scoop a spoonful of mixture into your hand and form into a loose ball. Add to pan and flatten with a spatula. Be careful not to overcrowd.

  4. Cook until golden brown, approximately 3 minutes, flip and repeat until cooked on the other side. Serve with a yogurt sauce, in a pita or even atop a salad.

Nutrition Facts
Vegetarian Fritters: A split pea recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 19mg6%
Sodium 446mg19%
Potassium 537mg15%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 13g54%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 105IU2%
Vitamin C 3.4mg4%
Calcium 43mg4%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.