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Homegrown chickpeas & lentils with sweet potato patties

Looking for a no-meat option for lunchboxes? We have an excellent recipe making juicy and meat-like patties using homegrown sprouts and sweet potatoes! 

 plantbased pattie

PREPARATION: 20 MIN    |    COOKING: 12-15 MIN    |    READY IN: 40 MIN 

Ingredients (2 serves)

  • 1/2C homegrown chickpea sprouts (Boil for 15 min until cooked and dry well)
  • 1C homegrown lentil sprout (Boil for 5 min until cooked and dry well
  • 500g peeled sweet potato, cut into 2cm cubes
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • Some fresh ginger
  • 1 spanish onion, diced
  • Some parsley
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • Some chilli flakes 
  • Some salt and pepper
  • Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp corn flour

Optional sauces

  •  Sweet chilli sauce
  • Sour cream with chives
  • Spicy mayonnaise
  • BBQ sauce
  • Tzatziki 

Optional garnishes

  • Rocket leaves
  • Cherry tomatoes

     plantbase pattie


    1. Peel the skin and cut sweet potato into 2cm chunks. Bake in the oven at 180C for 20-30 min until it is nice and soft.
    2. Cook homegrown chickpeas and lentils, dry very well.
    3. Diced spanish onion in fry pan with little bit of olive oil until soft and juicy.
    4. Place cooked sweet potato in the food processor, and blend until it becomes a smooth paste.
    5. If you prefer some texture to the patties, add half of the chickpeas into the food processor and save the other half for later. If you prefer smooth, add all the chickpeas into food processor for blending.
    6. Transfer this mixture to a big bowl and add cooked lentil, onion, chopped parsley and the rest of spice and herbs. [and the other half of chickpeas if saved]
    7. Shape into 4-6 patties, between 1.5 – 1.8 cm thick.
    8. Sprinkle some corn flour onto all sides of the patty before cooking. [this will help keep the shape and give a nice crispy texture]
    9. Heat 2-3 tbsp of olive oil on the stove over medium to medium-high heat and pan fry until it turned to a crispy, deep golden brown colour. Around 4 minutes on each side.
    10. Plate up with your choice of garnish. In the completed photo above we have rocket and tomato salad with olive oil and lemon dressing, with tzatziki sauce.

      This is recipe is gluten free and is vegan.

    plantbased pattie


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