Buns Stuffed with Lentils

a stack of vegan buns stuffed with lentils

Easy, delicious, and savory vegan buns with lentil stuffing are such a delicious and fun appetizer or lunch, with a kick of spice in each bite!



For the pita


  1. In a big bowl, combine flour, hot water, oil and salt. Cover with a kitchen towel and leave on the side while you prepare the shawarma.
  2. Heat a non stick pan on medium heat with oil. Cook onion and garlic until tender then add spices and cook for another 10 seconds. Pour soy sauce and tomato purée. Mix then add lentils. Cook for about 1 minute. Remove from heat and let cool down.
  3. Prepare stuffed pita. Floured your working space. Divide dough into 6 balls. Press each balls with your hand. Divide lentils in 6 portions and add on each dough. Close dough by bring the side to the middle and press again with your hand to form the pita. Must be about 12 cm diameter.
  4. Heat a clean non stick pan on medium heat. Brush one side of stuffed pita with oil then fry in pan until golden brown. Brush other side with oil before flipping to fry.
  5. Serve stuffed pita warm or cold.