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Indian Chickpea Koftas

Indian Chickpea Koftas

with Sweet Potato Fries and Salad

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Whilst South Asia and the Middle East tend to make their koftas from lamb, beef, mutton or chicken, and the Greeks have a preference for pork and lamb, we’ve done things a little differently by using the humble chickpea in our vegetarian koftas. Because of their texture, chickpeas make a great substitute for ground beef and work brilliantly alongside the punchier flavours in our North Indian spice mix. Served with cumin roasted sweet potatoes, a chopped cucumber salad and a limey mayonnaise, this simple veggie recipe really is a weeknight winner.

Tags:SpicyAdditional pantry item needed
Allergens:GlutenSulphitesEggMustard
Preparation Time40 minutes
Difficulty levelLevel 2
Ingredients
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

1 unit(s)

Lime

1 bunch(es)

Coriander

1 unit(s)

Carrot

1 pack(s)

Chickpeas

1 pot(s)

Plain Flour

(ContainsGluten)

1 pot(s)

North Indian Style Curry Powder

1 sachet

Mango Chutney 40g

1 grams

Sweet Potato Fries

1 pot(s)

Cumin Seeds

2 unit(s)

Spring Onion

2 unit(s)

Vine Tomatoes

½ unit(s)

Cucumber

1 sachet

Apple Cider Vinegar

(ContainsSulphites)

Not included in your delivery

1 tbsp

Olive Oil

4 tbsp

Mayonnaise

(ContainsEgg, Mustard)
Nutritional information
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Energy (kJ)1569 kJ
Energy (kcal)375 kcal
Fat6.0 g
of which saturates1.0 g
Carbohydrate69 g
of which sugars21.0 g
Protein12 g
Salt0.85 g
Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites.
Utensils
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Cutting board
Grater
Knife
Large Bowl
Sieve
Baking Tray
Bowl
Spoon
Aluminum Foil
Frying Pan
Plate
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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START THE KOFTAS
START THE KOFTAS
1

Preheat your oven to 210°C. Zest and halve the lime. Roughly chop the coriander (stalks and all). Trim and coarsely grate the carrot (no need to peel). Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Pop the carrot, chickpeas and half the coriander in a large bowl. Mix in the flour, North Indian curry powder and mango chutney. Season with salt and pepper. Squish together with your hands (or the back of a fork) until the chickpeas are nicely broken up and mushy and the mixture sticks together. Keep to one side.

ROAST THE FRIES
ROAST THE FRIES
2

Give your hands a quick wash and then lay the sweet potato fries out in a single layer on a baking tray. Season with salt and pepper and sprinkle on a splash of oil and half the cumin seeds. Roast in the middle of your oven until golden, 18-20 mins. Turn half way through cooking.

MAKE THE SALAD
MAKE THE SALAD
3

Meanwhile, trim the root from the spring onion then thinly slice. Chop the vine tomato into 1cm chunks. Quarter the cucumber lengthways then chop into 1cm chunks. Mix together in a bowl and season with a pinch of salt, pepper and the remaining cumin seeds. Drizzle on the vinegar along with the olive oil (see ingredients for amount) and the remaining coriander. Mix again and set aside.

COOK THE KOFTAS
COOK THE KOFTAS
4

Heat a splash of oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Shape the chickpea mix into two balls per person. Flatten each ball gently to 2cm thick and then fry in the hot oil until golden on both sides. This should take around 2-3 mins on each side. Transfer to a plate and cover with foil to keep warm.

MAKE THE LIMEY MAYO
MAKE THE LIMEY MAYO
5

Meanwhile, squeeze a little of the lime juice into a bowl. Add a pinch of lime zest and the mayonnaise (see ingredients for amount). Stir together to combine, keep to one side. Tip: Add more lime if you like things zesty! When the fries are ready, remove from the oven. Pop the koftas in the oven to warm through for a couple of minutes if necessary.

SERVE
SERVE
6

Share the fries between your plates and spoon the salad alongside. Pop the koftas on the plate and finish with a dollop of limey mayo to dip your chips in. Enjoy!