03 February 2010

Sweet potato falafels

Makes about 12 falafels

2 medium sweet potatoes
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 tsp coriander seeds
2 dried red chillies
2 cloves of garlic
juice of 1/2 a lemon
3/4 cup of gram flour
a cup of roughly chopped fresh coriander
1 tbsp of white sesame seeds
Salt and pepper
Olive oil

  1. Grind the coriander seeds, cumin seeds and dried red chillies in a coffee grinder.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 deg. Cube sweet potatoes, sprinkle the ground spices, salt, pepper and a couple of tsps of olive oil. Make sure the cubes are well coated. Bake for 30 mins or until done.
  3. Set aside to cool. When it is cool to touch, toss it into a bowl, add lemon juice and flour. Mash it all up until its doughy. If its too dry, add a little lemon juice or olive oil. Taste to adjust seasonings.
  4. Make little table spoon sized balls, place on a lightly oiled baking dish and sprinkle with seasame seeds.
  5. Bake for 20 mins until it has browned a bit and serve hot.

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