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Chickpea Kofta Pitta With Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients (Serves Two)

15g fresh root ginger

½ cucumber

20g mango chutney

2 carrots

80g natural yogurt

1tsp nigella seeds

1 400g can chickpeas

10g coriander

50g baby leaf salad

400g sweet potato

20g mint sauce

1 lemon

1tbsp curry powder

2 wholemeal pittas

Olive oil




Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas mark 7.
Drain and rinse the chickpeas.
Peel (scrape the skin off with a teaspoon) and finely chop or grate the ginger.
Slice the lemon into four wedges.
Top, tail, peel and grate the carrots.

Add the drained chickpeas to a food processor along with the curry powder, chopped ginger, coriander (including the stems),
½tsp salt and 1tsp olive oil.
Blitz until almost smooth, then add the grated carrot and pulse for three seconds until all the carrot is incorporated.

Divide the mixture into four and shape into patties – these are your chickpea kofta patties.
Line a baking tray with baking paper, drizzle with 1tsp olive oil and place the patties on it.
Sprinkle over half of the nigella seeds and press them gently into the patties.
Cook in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden.

Meanwhile, cut the sweet potato (skin on) into chips and add to a large baking tray with a drizzle of vegetable oil and a generous pinch of salt.
Mix it all together, then cook in the oven for 20 minutes or until the fries are tender and starting to crisp.

While the fries are cooking, finely dice half the cucumber and grate the remainder.
Squeeze the water out of the grated cucumber, then add to a bowl along with the natural yogurt, mint sauce and a pinch of salt and mix to make your raita.

Add the diced cucumber to a bowl along with the baby leaf salad, juice of one lemon wedge and the remaining nigella seeds.

Once the kofte patties are almost done, add the wholemeal pitta breads to the tray with the sweet potato fries and cook for a minute or two until warmed through.
Carefully slice in two halves before serving.

Put dollops of raita into the pitta pockets, then fill with the kofte patties and a spoonful of mango chutney.
Serve with the sweet potato fries, cucumber salad and remaining lemon wedges on the side.

RECIPE: Joe Wicks-Lean n 15