Easy Vegan Lentil Pockets

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Are you invited to a party or gathering and want to bring a vegan snacks that everyone will love? Or are you looking for a delicious snack for your kids lunch box that you easily can prepare in advance and they will enjoy it? Or are you just looking for a treat for yourself that will not let you wear the guilty pants? 

Then look no further and give these super crunchy and savory lentil pockets a try! Using spring roll pastry is giving them the extra crunch your craving. Regular spring roll pastry contains flour but its so worth it, especially on a cheat day from the gym or your low carb diet. These vegan snacks are defiantly a healthier alternative to all store bought snacks, because you control what goes in!

Let's go cooking!

Easy Vegan Lentil Pockets

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Makes 18-20 pockets:

Fresh Ingredients:

1 cup diced potato or sweet potato (Its about one medium potato cut into small cubes)
1pcs lime or 1/2 lemon
Sprig roll pastry (12,5cmx 12,5cm) (available mostly in the frozen section)

1 cup dry green lentil
1 cube veggie stock
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
1 tbsps. soy sauce
3 cups filtered water

¼ tsp. Himalayan salt
½ tsp. black pepper
¼ tsp. turmeric
1 tsp. smoked paprika
1 tsp. curry powder

How to do:

·         Wash the dry lentils and soak them for about 60 min. (see Tip below)
·         Take the spring roll sheets out of the freezer
·         Boil the soaked lentils with around 3 cups of filtered water and 1 cube of veggie stock till they get really soft and there is no more water, then set aside to cool
·         Heat up the olive oil in a big pan and stir fry the potato cubes from all sides till golden brown
·         Reduce the heat and add the spices (salt, pepper, turmeric, paprika, curry powder). Give it a good stir, so the spices get fried up as well and enhance their flavors, set aside to cool down
·         To prepare your lentil pocket filling mix the cooked lentils and potatoes in a big bowl and season with soy sauce, apple cider vinegar and the juice of a lime. Mix well and add more seasoning if desired. It should taste slightly over seasoned in order to have a great flavor after frying the finished pockets
·         Separate the spring roll sheets and fill around 2 tbsps. of mixture in the middle of each sheet, press it little bit down and together and close it by folding the edges towards each other (see pictures below) and by using a bit of water to stick it together
·         Continue this process until your filling is finished
·         Heat up a few tbsps. of olive oil in a pan on medium heat and fry them from both sides till golden brown or back them in oven for a more healthy version (They will not be that crunchy though) 
·         Serve with some dips like ketchup or vegan aioli


The best way to consume lentils is to soak them over night or at least 12h to break down their anti nutrients and make them more digestible. If you are very sensitive towards lentils you can go one step further and let them them sprout for up to 24h after the soaking is done. For that simply remove the water, rinse them and let them rest and mix them every few hours to keep them ambient wet. A few little sprout heats might appear already but that doesn't change the taste. If you dont have time for that let them soak for 1h and you can start already!

Extra Tip:
The lentil pockets are great to prepare in advance. Simply cover them with cling film and keep them in the fridge, even overnight and fry them up just right before serving.

Step by step folding the pocket

Spring roll sheets 12.5cm x 12.5cm, if you use bigger sheets you might need to add more filling

Place 2 tbsp. of filling in the middle of the sheet using a measuring spoon for equal sizes of the pockets

Fold the edges overlapping and brushing some water on the edges with your finger to let them stick together

Overlap the other edges and using water to let them stick together

You can also try out different shapes, get creative!

Easy Vegan Lentil Pockets YouTube Video


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