Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Sweetpotato - Cauliflower Fritters

Hey everyone, how you've been? Summer here is at its peak and so it's summer vacations time. And that means kids (rather hungry kids) at home. It is very important to fill their tummies with healthy food in these harsh hot days. Well, these fritters have been one of my favourites lately, as they taste, hmmm, different! I just love the sweetness of sweet potatoes and the crunchy bits of cauliflower. It went so well with the tomato sauce and a simple cucumber salad.

Cauliflower and sweetpotato combo is just perfect and super healthy. Together they provide great doze of vitamins and minerals. They both are a very good source of B- vitamins, Vitamin C, vitamin D,magnesium, potassium and fibres. They both are easy to digest. Well, I also like to add any kind of seed available (flax, sunflower or so) to make these fritters even healthier. So do play with vegetables and try interesting combinations that taste good and add to your health. As for now try these fritters , enjoy summer and always cook the natural way!!!




You need

3 cups sweet potatoes (boiled, peeled and chopped)
2 cups cauliflower ( grated)
3 spring onions (only green part chopped)
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
3-4 teaspoon dried mango powder (or 2-3 tablespoon lemon juice)
1 tablespoon flax seed (optional)
1/2 teaspoon red chilli  powder (or more)
1 green chilli (finely chopped)
2-3 garlic cloves (minced)
2 tablespoon rice flour
salt and pepper (to taste)
Oil (for shallow frying)

For tomato sauce
6-8 Tomatoes
1 green chilli
2 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon EV olive oil
Salt (to taste)

Method

1. Mash potatoes with all the fritter ingredients except oil. Mix well and make 12-15 balls. Keep aside.

2. Heat oil in a pan, flatten each ball between your hands and shallow fry them on a medium flame.

3. Turn the fritters over once and fry the other side too till crisp brown.(  add more oil, if needed)

4. For the tomato sauce, blend all the ingredients in a blender. (You can also strain the sauce, if you want)

5. Optionally, you can make a simple cucumber and spring onion salad. Simply toss them with rock salt and lemon juice.

6. To plate, pour some sauce, place the fritter on it and top it up with the salad. ENJOY!!

Serves 5-6

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