Lentil Patties

Lentil Patties

Our lovely partners Growing future were inspired by immaculate bites Jamaican patty recipe with Thirteen Xawaash spice

This is a vegetarian pastry! The filling is lentils.

For the original recipe check out!  https://www.africanbites.com/jamaican-chicken-patties/


4 cups 500grams all purpose flour (plus more for dusting)
2 Tablespoon sugar
½ Tablespoon salt
1/2 - 2 teaspoon turmeric
5 ounce 145gram Shortening
1 Tablespoon Vinegar. optional
1 cup 250 ml iced water
5 ounce 140gram butter


½ medium onion chopped
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon all spice powder
1 teaspoon xawaash 
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon white pepper
3 green onions chopped
2 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 teaspoon salt or more adjust to taste
1/2 teaspoon chili pepper
2 cups lentils 
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 scotch bonnet pepper chopped optional
½ salt



In a food processor or by hand, mix together, flour, salt, sugar, turmeric blend well Add the butter, shortening, followed by vinegar and water in small amounts, pulse until combined and dough holds together in a ball.

Place the dough on a well -floured surface. Divide it into 2 and roll it out. Place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes until ready to use
Using a large mouth, glass or bowl about 4 - 5 " cut out circles by gently pressing on the dough and releasing it, shaping the meat pie dough. Continue cutting out dough until all dough has been cut. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until ready to use.


Add 2 tablespoon of oil to a saucepan, followed by onions, garlic, paprika, thyme xawaash, chili powder, white pepper, all spice and chicken bouillon .Let it simmer for about 2 minutes,
Then, add lentil, breadcrumbs and continue cooking for about 10 or more minutes. Stirring frequently to prevent burning, add about ½ cup of water.
Finally add green onions and parsley, adjust for salt and pepper seasoning.
Remove from stove top and let it cool.


Scoop a heaping tablespoon of filling into each circle, and brush with egg white mixed with xawaash spice or white around half of the circle. Fold over twist with fingers gently to seal the edges of the patties.
Another way of sealing is by pressing the tines of a fork along the edges of the dough.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Carefully place each patty on a baking sheet and bake for about 25-30 minutes, depending on the size or until the edges are golden brown.
You may freeze to bake later.
Best served warm.

Prep:45 mins
Cook:30 mins
Total:1 hr 15 mins

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