It’s been a week since my previous post and it will take another 3 more weeks for me to be back to blogging. I am off to India to visit my parents & my little bro for couple of weeks. Meantime, Sanju will work on migrating my blog to .com, we have decided to take it to next level.
Coming to the recipe, this is my favorite patties. I hate red quinoa in salads or soups. This is the only version which I love red quinoa in. I had a sweet potato, red quinoa salad recipe that I turned into a fritter recipe.This is such a customisable recipe- there are no measurements 🙂
- Red Quinoa-1/2 cup soaked in 2 cups of water for 6 hours/overnight
- Sweet potato-1 medium
- Onion-1/2 finely chopped
- Garlic-2 cloves grated
- Walnuts-1/2 cup [Yep-that’s the secret ingredient and takes this recipe to a completely different level]
- Spinach-2 handfuls
- Brown rice flour-1/4 to 1/2 cup (depends)
- Ground chili/chili flakes-to taste ( I added 1 tbsp)
- Salt-to taste
- Lemon Juice-1 Tbsp
- Coconut oil-1 tsp
- Bring 2 cups water to boil, add some salt(around 1 tsp), add soaked red quinoa and let it cook for 10 mins. Cover and let it stand for another 5 mins, fluff with fork. It has to be mushy. If it is cooked and not mushy, this fritter will not taste good. The mushier and over done it is, better it is. If not done, repeat the process by adding 1 more cup of water. Let it rest overnight in refrigerator.
- Next day, boil sweet potatoes. Bring 2 cups water to boil, cube sweet potatoes, add it to boiling water until well done. Strain water, pat them dry and mash with potato masher and add to quinoa.
- In a pan, add quinoa and sweet potatoes and keep stirring, to remove any water if any. Add spinach at this stage. it will wilt automatically. Transfer to a container.
- In the same pan, add a tsp of coconut oil, add walnuts. Roast walnuts until crisp and chop them coarsely. Add to quinoa mixture.
- Fold in chili powder, lemon juice and needed salt. If this is of a dough consistency, you probably need 1/4 cup of rice flour. Use your judgement here and if you think it is watery for a fritter, add more. Desired consistency is almost like pizza dough. Soft but firm and not runny at all 🙂
- Shape them and pan-fry in coconut oil.
- This is super filling-make a match freeze them and fry when you can.
- I have baked this and it tastes amazing too.
Taking it to FF #51 🙂