Chickpea and Kumara KoftasPrint this recipe
Koftas are Persian in origin and the name covers a range of dishes using ground ingredients, in this case a kumara and chickpea patty.
Submitted by Jodi
1 medium sized kumara
2 cups cooked chickpeas (or tinned)
2 spring onions, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp ginger
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp lemon juice
black pepper to taste
6 tbsp flour
1 cup peas (fresh or frozen)
oil for frying
Peel and cube the kumara and steam, boil or microwave until tender. Put all ingredients, except for the flour and peas, into a food processor and puree. Mix in the flour and add the peas.
Form patties and fry on both sides till golden brown.
These koftas are lovely served with chutney, aioli or tzasiki dips.