Friday, 14 September 2012

Sweet potato and chickpea burgers (2 colours)

Sweet potatoes - 500 g, peeled and chopped
Cooked chickpeas - 350 g, drained
Olive oil - 1 tbsp
Onion - 1, finely chopped
Garlic - 2 cloves, finely chopped
Chilli pepper - 1, finely chopped
Ground coriander - 0.5 tbsp
Ground cumin -  0.5 tbsp
Paprika - pinch
Plain flour - 2 tbsp

1) Boil the sweet potato for 10--15 minutes until soft. Drain well, mash and leave to cool for 30 minutes.
2) Meanwhile, heat half the olive oil in a small pan. Add the garlic and cook for 5 minutes until softened. Add the garlic and chilli pepper and cook for another couple of minutes.
3) Mash the chickpeas in a large bowl and stir in the onion mixture. Add the sweet potatoes and spices and combine.
4) Line and grease a baking sheet with the remaining olive oil. With your hands form the mixture into around 10 burgers and place them on the baking sheet. Bake in the oven at 180°C for 15 minutes. Carefully turn them over and then bake for another 15 minutes. Serves 3 to 4.

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