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Sweet potato pakora

Ok so it’s still deep fried bt at least sweet potato is healthy.  This recipe will probably serve about 4 people as a starter or wee snack! Serve with salad and a wedge of lime or maybe a yogurt, cucumber and mint dip.


Cooking time
30 mins

1 large sweet potato (about 500g), peeled and grated
4 spring onions, chopped
1 green chilli, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
quarter tsp ground cumin
half tsp ground coriander
small handful fresh coriander, chopped
1 egg, beaten
about 3 tbsp gram flour (chickpea flour)
salt and pepper
oil for frying


Fry the spring onion, chilli and garlic in a little oil until softened. Add the ground cumin and coriander and some salt and pepper.

Put the sweet potato in a large bowl and add the fried onion mix along with the fresh coriander. Season again and add the egg. Mix well.

Then add the gram flour a spoonful at a time, mixing well as you go along. The mixture should be fairly still so if it’s too runny just add more flour.

Shape into small patties and shallow fry for a few minutes each side, turning once until golden and crispy.

You can serve these straight away or make them ahead of time and warm in the oven for about 10 minutes at 180C. They also freeze very well.


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