Beetroot Kofta Bowls
I love the versatility of bowl food and once these flavour-packed kofta are cooked, it’s open season on what additions can be added.
2 tablespoons olive oil 1 onion, finely chopped 2 cloves of garlic, crushed 2 medium, raw beetroot grated 2 medium zucchini, grated 2 teaspoons ground cumin 1 teaspoon caraway seeds, toasted, optional 400-gram tin chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1½ cups fresh breadcrumbs 3 tablespoons crunchy peanut or cashew nut butter 1 large egg yolk, size 7 egg big handful coriander, roughly chopped sea salt and ground pepper serving suggestions listed below Heat the oil in a large sauté pan and cook the onion until soft.
Add the garlic, grated vegetables and spices and cook over a medium heat for 10 minutes. Tip on to a large plate and spread out to cool.
Place the chickpeas, breadcrumbs, nut butter, egg yolk and the coriander in a food processor and season generously. Process until well combined but still with a little texture. Tip into a large bowl and mix through the cooled vegetables.
Form into walnut-sized balls, place on a tray and chill for 20 minutes or up to two days covered in the fridge. (I get about 20 balls.)
Heat a little oil in a sauté pan over a medium heat and cook the kofta in batches for 2–3 minutes each side.
To serve: Select from the following to make your perfect bowl. Serves 4