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Quinoa Potato Patties

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I've been cooking my way through one of my new favorite cookbooks. Vegan Richa's Indian Kitchen is a creative twist on traditional Indian recipes designed for the home cook. It's beautiful to browse through, with plenty of mouthwatering photos and ideas for little bites and meals, breakfast, sides, vegetable and legume curries, mains, flat breads, accompaniments and even desserts. I adore little bites and when I saw that quinoa was made into patties with potatoes with Indian spicing, I was sold.





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Quinoa Potato Patties

Favorite Cookbooks

I've been cooking my way through one of my new favorite cookbooks.

Vegan Richa's Indian Kitchen is a creative twist on traditional Indian recipes designed for the home cook. It's beautiful to browse through, with plenty of mouthwatering photos and ideas for little bites and meals, breakfast, sides, vegetable and legume curries, mains, flat breads, accompaniments and even desserts.

Quinoa Potato Patties

Quinoa Potato Patties

Getting Started

There are easy recipes for those days when you don't want to fuss too much and other slightly more complicated ideas for those days when you have more time to hang out in the kitchen.

All of the recipes are easy to follow and beautifully presented. For those new to Indian cooking, this is a great introduction with lots of useful information regarding the fundamentals of Indian cuisine. Your taste buds will thank you.

Little Bites

One of the earliest recipes I bookmarked to try is this one right here, with a few adaptations.

I adore little bites and when I saw that quinoa was made into patties with potatoes with Indian spicing, I was sold. Somewhat spicy, with a nutty flavor from the quinoa in addition to the potato, these simple patties have crisp golden-brown crust and a soft delicious interior. They're a well suited side to pair with tomato-based curries or just as light meal on their own with some chutney or sauces. Tamarind chutney was my choice and it added a lovely tangy bite to the patties.

Note: The opinions expressed here regarding Richa's book are my own. I purchased a copy because I follow her blog and feel in love with the book right away.

Serving Suggestion

Serving Suggestion

Serve along side your favorite Indian curry!

Quinoa Potato Patties

Golden-brown potato and quinoa patties with Indian spicing — simple, nourishing and delicious paired with your favorite chutney

Recipe by Lisa Turner

Adapted from Vegan Richa's Indian Kitchen: Traditional and Creative Recipes for the Home Cook

Cuisine: Indian

Published on September 14, 2015

Ingredients

• 3 medium potatoes, roasted or boiled and peeled

• 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa (from 1/2 uncooked)

• 3 to 4 sun-dried tomatoes, soaked in hot water for 30 minutes, drained and finely chopped

• 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

• 1 small red onion, finely chopped

• 2 green or red chilies, seeded and finely chopped

• 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, trimmed and finely chopped

• 1-inch piece fresh ginger, finely chopped

• 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander

• 1/4 teaspoon cayenne

• 1 teaspoon sea salt

• 1 teaspoon sesame oil

Instructions

1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl, mash the potatoes with the quinoa.

3. Stir in the cumin seeds, sun-dried tomatoes, onion, chilies, cilantro, ginger, coriander, cayenne, salt and oil. Mix until well combined. Shape into roughly 3-inch patties. If the mixture is too moist, add a few tablespoons of breadcrumbs or cornmeal. Transfer the patties to the prepared baking sheet.

4. Preheat an oven to 425°. Brush each patty with a bit of oil. Bake for 15 minutes. Flip the patties and broil for another few minutes. Flip and broil for another minute until golden brown.

Instructions

Instructions

5. Serve hot or warm with your favorite chutney or sauce. Reheat leftovers wrapped in foil in a 300° oven for 10 minutes.

6. Makes 10 3-inch patties

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