A clever way to use up beetroot. We love the earthy taste of the beetroot mixed with the combination of Indian-inspired spices. These are great to serve as finger food, as a delicious lunch item in pita bread with yoghurt sauce and greens or as a dinner with a side of in-season steamed vegetables.
Recipe Tester Feedback: "These were a great lunch option – delicious hot or cold." - Shannon
No: Egg / Nuts
Contains: Gluten / Dairy
*Variations: Can be made without Gluten / Dairy
Preparation Time 10 minutes
Cooking Time 15-20 minutes
Can be frozen
- garlic cloves - 2, peeled
- ginger - 1cm piece, peeled
- onion - 1, peeled and quartered
- cumin - 1 Tbsp, seeds
- dried coriander - 1 Tbsp, ground
- garam masala - 1 tsp
- paprika - 1 tsp
- olive oil - 20g
- beetroot - 3, large, peeled and diced
- chickpeas - 2 x 400g tins, drained and rinsed
- cornflour - 2 Tbsp, tapioca starch
- breadcrumbs - 40g (*can use GF)
- fresh parsley - 2 Tbsp
- fresh coriander - 2 Tbsp
- salt - 1 tsp
- pepper - 1/2 tsp, black, ground
- olive oil - for frying
- To serve:
- yoghurt - natural (*omit for DF)
- If you need to make your own breadcrumbs, add day old bread (40g) and blitz Speed 8 / 5-10 seconds. Set aside.
- Add the garlic cloves (2), ginger (1cm piece) and onion (1) to the bowl. Chop Speed 7 / 3 seconds. Scrape down sides.
- Add the cumin seeds (1 Tbsp), ground coriander (1 Tbsp), garam masala (1tsp), paprika (1 tsp) and oil (20g) to the bowl. Program 5 minutes / 110C* / Speed 2.
- Add the beetroots (3) to the bowl. Chop Speed 7 / 5 seconds. Scrape down sides.
- Repeat Speed 7 / 5 seconds. Scrape down sides.
- Add the drained chickpeas (2 x 400g tins), cornflour (2 Tbsp), breadcrumbs (40g), parsley (2 Tbsp), coriander (2 Tbsp), salt (1 tsp) and pepper (1/2tsp) to the bowl. Mix on Speed 7 until smooth. You may need to stop, scrape down sides, then continue.
- Remove the mixture from the bowl. Roll into 20 balls and then into small log shapes.
- Add a 2cm layer of oil into a large frying pan over medium to high heat. Cook a few koftas at a time in the pan until cooked through, turning often to avoid burning. We have also had success with baking the koftas, which can be good when you are cooking a larger quantity.
- Serve with natural yoghurt.
*If your machine does not go above 100C, set to Steaming Temperature which is usually between 110-115C. Please refer to your user manual for correct information for the appropriate setting for your machine.