Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Chickpea and Sweet Potato Koftas

This is a recipe we used to make on occasion but hadn't done in quite a while. And it's from a cookbook we haven't had out in quite a while too, Mollie Katzen's Vegetable Heaven. I cooked a big batch of chickpeas over the weekend and we had sweet potatoes on hand so I though of this recipe. Long story short, cook a medium sweet potato then mix it in a food processor with 1 1/2 c. chickpeas, 1 clove garlic, 2 scallions, 2 tsp. cumin seed, 1 Tbs. minced fresh ginger, 1 tsp. salt and 2 Tbs. lemon juice. Transfer to a bowl then add 6 Tbs. flour and 1 c. peas. Form into patties (they'll be a little soft) and fry in a little olive oil until brown on both sides. I remember serving these with some sort of coconut curry sauce in the past but this time I went with a modified version of the suggested Mediterranean Yogurt, also from Vegetable Heaven. I mixed garlic, fresh herbs (mint, dill, parsley, thyme & chives), golden raisins, a couple of dried apricots, and walnuts together in the food processor then mixed that together with a container of plain soy yogurt. Not something I would've thought about doing but it was very good with these patties - especially refreshing with the mint. And we rounded out the plate with some local kale, cooked with lots of garlic of course.


Johanna3 said...

looks great!

maybepigscanfly said...

sweet potato and chick peas... 2 of my favorite foods that I never thought to put together like this. Great Ideas! And I sure do love that Kale (I can't seem to get enough of it!)


Isil Simsek said...

this look yummy and I want to try it out.Do you bake the potatoes?