Baked Quinoa & Potato Patties

Coconut & Chickpea CurryI have always pan-fried patties in the past, so this was my first efforts at baking them and in all honesty, not only is it healthier, but they taste a lot better too. They are also great for little ones as you can make them any shape or size you like, serve them with curry or pack them as a snack. Although it does take a bit of effort in the preparation stage, they are really easy to cook as you simply pop them in the oven.

 
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Serves: 12-15 patties
Ingredients
  • ½ cup quinoa, cooked
  • 3 medium sized potatoes
  • ½ cup coriander, finely chpped
  • ¼ tspn turmeric powder
  • ½ tspn garam masala powder
  • ½ lemon
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbspn plain flour
  • 2 tbspn sunflower or vegetable oil
  1. Halve and steam the potatoes until you can easily put a knife through them. I used a pressure cooker for two whistles. You could alternatively use the jacket potato setting in your microwave.
  2. Once cooked, peel and mash with a fork until you have a dough like consistency (If potatoes are overcooked, add 2 tbsp of breadcrumbs or corn flour if required)
  3. Add the cooked Quinoa, coriander, turmeric powder, garam masala and salt.
  4. Squeeze the juice of half a lemon and add it into the mixture.
  5. Mix and knead with your hand until all ingredients are mixed together, forming a sticky dough.
  6. Preheat oven at 180 degrees C.
  7. Flour your hands and your work surface to make the dough more manageable. Create round patty shapes about ½ inch deep and 3 inches wide and place on a baking tray.
  8. Brush both sides of the patties with the oil and bake for approximately 15 minutes, turning half way. The patties should be golden brown on both sides.
  9. Great as a snack with homemade tomato ketchup or serve as a meal with Chickpea Coconut Curry.
Notes
Your potatoes should be just about soft enough to mash but not overcooked or else you will have the wrong consistency. If you find the mixture it is too soft, try adding some cornflour or breadcrumbs to form more of a dough-like mixture.

 

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