Thursday, October 17, 2013

Kumara and Chickpea Patties/Cutlets

This is one of my own experiments since I got "Down Under". It has been a hit with both friends and hubby alike. The best part - it is easy and Kumara aka Sweet Potato is of really good quality here.


P.S. I am yet to fully settle in to cooking in a smaller kitchen, so please excuse the lazy picture taken with my phone. But I urge you to try this recipe as it tastes really good.

Prepation time : 5 minutes
Cooking time : 10 minutes excluding time to pressure cook the chickpeas and kumara

Ingredients ( For 10 medium cutlets):
  1. 2 medium sized Kumara/Sweet potato
  2. 1/3 cup boiled chickpeas - soak overnight and boil in salted water, may be 2 whistles on high and 2 whistles on low in a pressure cooker
  3. 1.5 tbsp ginger garlic green chilly paste
  4. 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  5. 1tsp garam masala powder
  6. 1/4 tsp amchur powder
  7. Oil for deep frying/shallow frying
  8. Salt to taste

How I made it :
  1. Boil the kumaras - 1 whistle on high in a pressure cooker will do.
  2. Peel and mash the kumaras.
  3. Add all the ingredients listed from 3 to 7 and mix well.
  4. Lastly add the boiled chickpeas.
  5. Shape into cutlets and shallow or deep fry as per preference. When deep frying, please ensure that the oil is very hot else it will just split.
You could serve these as a snack or make sandwiches or use them in pita pockets. Versatile and tasty.