This one takes me back to the days of Carribean rotis – soft chickpeas and sweet potatoes with that savoury curry flavour.

This recipe was super quick and easy to make, however it did require that I have a few things ready to go in the fridge.

Makes 12 patties

1 398ml can chick peas, drained
I used the organic ones from Costco

2 cups mashed (organic) white sweet potatoes with skins
These were previously steamed whole in my Instant Pot, so were already soft and ready to use.
I just love the white fleshed, white skinned sweet potatoes.  I like that they are soft when cooked, but not mushy.  Texture is more similar to a regular baked potato.
I bought these at Organic Garage.

1 cup whole intact grains – raw oats, cooked brown rice, cooked quinoa, cooked spelt kernerls, cooked whole wheat kernels – you can choose one, or a combination
I used 1/2 cup of cooked spelt kernels, and 1/2 cup of cooked brown basmati rice.  The spelt kernels added a nice chewy texture to the patties

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp onion powder

1/2 tsp turmeric

1 tbsp curry powder

1 tsp salt

  • Preheat oven to 375, and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Mash the sweet potatoes first. Mash with the skin.  The skin is fibre-rich and also adds some texture.
  • Then mash the chickpeas.  You want them pretty mashed, but small chunks remaining are okay.  These add texture.
  • Mix the mashed sweet potatoes with the mashed chickpeas and the whole grains.
  • Add the seasonings and mix together very well.
  • With your hands form into 12 patties, each is about 3/4″ thick and about 2 1/2″ in diameter, and place on prepared cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, then very gently flip over using a spatula.  It’s important to be gentle as they may fall apart, which is okay… but then they are not longer patties.  They still taste great.
  • Bake another 20 minutes.  At this point they are pretty well set and tend to hold together.

Serve this alongside a side or a vegetable dish.  Makes a great filling for wraps, pitas, or collard wraps.  Delicious hot, cold, or room temperature.

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