January 31, 2013

Spicy Lentil Patties with Sriracha Dipping Sauce

My obsession with Sriracha is still going strong. It’s been 5 months since Amanda introduced me to  the life-changing condiment, and truthfully, there aren’t many things I wouldn’t put it on. I have yet to add it to something sweet though. Can anyone think of a good combo? Enlighten me.

I think I hit rock bottom when I purchased Sriracha lip balm from The Oatmeal.

Truth be told, it was so nasty. Almost as nasty as the pickle flavored lip balm my aunt got me for my birthday. Ick.

Both tubes were tossed in the trash immediately after the first (and only) application to my lips. I should have spent my $3.99 somewhere I was guaranteed a good time. Like Chick-fil-A.

Let’s throw this post in reverse. Back to the Sriracha we go. You can make a really easy dipping sauce by just adding a few squirts to Greek yogurt. Said dipping sauce is delicious on these…DSC_0596

Spicy Lentil Patties with Sriracha Dipping Sauce

  • 1cup dried green lentils, rinsed and picked over for stones
  • 1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. fresh grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp. fresh cilantro, minced
  • 2 tsp. garam masala
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 cup whole wheat flour (AP is fine)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1-2 tbsp. Sriracha (depending how spicy you like it)
  1. Place the lentils and onions into a large pot and cover with water by at least 2 inches. Place the pot over medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until the lentils are tender, about 30 minutes.
  2. Drain the lentils and let cool for a few minutes. Puree them in a food processor
  3. Add the ginger, cilantro, cumin, flour, egg, and salt. Pulse until the ingredients are combined.
  4. Take some of the mixture and make a patty. If it is too wet, add more flour to the mixture. Make eight patties.
  5. Add a tablespoon of olive oil In a sauté pan over medium high heat.  When the oil is ready,  add the patties to the pan. Let each side brown, about 2-3 minutes per side. Keep warm.
  6. While they are cooking, stir Sriracha into the Greek yogurt. Top the patties with the sauce or use as a dipping sauce.
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  • Nichole

    I love you, but somewhere Bonnie Bell is crying in her Dr Pepper lip balm.

  • legallybrunettencsu

    Have you tried the Peanut Butter and Sriracha doughnut from Diggity Doughnuts? I can’t even describe how good it is; while I haven’t tried using Sriracha in something sweet myself, that combo is proof that it works and works well!

  • April Johnson

    this sounds delicious! I love mixing sirachi with greek yogurt 🙂

  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles

    while I do like sriracha, I don’t think I could handle it in lip-balm form. I’d be throwing that out too!

  • Sriracha in vanilla ice cream is the next big thing. THE NEXT BIG THING, I TELL YA!

  • Oh man, I feel like Sriracha lip balm would buuuurn! Haha! Too bad it tasted so terrible. That would be kind of a fun lip balm. 🙂

  • I once made Sriracha Caramel Corn (the recipe was from bakerbynature.com I believe!) — it was…. interesting. But definitely addictive!

    Um lentil patties sound so good- esp all blitzed up in the food processor like this! Must experiment soon!

  • Hundewanderer

    Speaking of Sriracha, I saw this recipe posted to Pinterest today: http://www.marthastewart.com/964688/sriracha-glazed-chicken

  • itzyskitchen

    Looks like a great veg meal!

  • Kara

    I made a peach crisp with a bit of sriracha stirred in once…was pretty good.

  • Melissa W.

    It is so funny that the very first year I found your blog-I called you the “Chick-fil-a girl!” You are now the “Sriracha girl!” Lol!

  • Budget Bytes has an AWESOME Sriracha Peach Crisp – http://budgetbytes.blogspot.com/2011/09/sriracha-peach-crisp-588-recipe-074.html. So yummy with vanilla ice cream.

  • Sriracha on PB+J is awesome!!

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