These Vegan Oil-Free Spiced Potato & Quinoa Cakes are the perfect summery addition to your lunch or dinner. This recipe even comes with a refreshing Coconut Yoghurt dipping sauce that goes so well for topping these beauties.
Gluten-free cakes, that are slightly crispy on the outside, and soft in the middle are the perfect comfort food that can be a part of any meal, at any time of the day!
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Each cake contains 80 calories
800g / 28.2oz white potatoes
50g / 1.7oz quinoa
4 garlic cloves
thumb of ginger (15g / 0.5oz)
1 tsp onion granules
1 red chili
4 tbsp polenta (corn meal)
1 tbsp medium curry powder
1/2 tsp salt
coconut yogurt for serving
a small handful of fresh mint or coriander (10g / 0.35oz)
1. Slice the potatoes into quarters. Transfer to a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring them to a boil, then boil for 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are completely soft. Drain, then leave to cool completely.
Meanwhile, transfer the quinoa to a saucepan and cover with 150ml (5.2 fl.oz) of hot water from a kettle. Bring it to a boil, then cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes or until the quinoa has cooked and there’s no moisture remaining. Then leave to cool completely.
2. As soon as the potato and quinoa has cooled, preheat the oven to 200C / 392F fan-assisted and line a large baking tray with baking paper. Peel and dice the garlic and ginger, and finely chop half of the red chilli (keep the seeds if you like it spicy).
3. Transfer the potato to a large mixing bowl and mash until completely smooth. Add the cooked quinoa, garlic, ginger, chopped red chilli, onion granules, curry powder, polenta and salt. Mix until everything is well combined, then separate the mixture into 6 large/or 12 small evenly-sized pieces. Shape each piece into a large/small patty the shape of a hockey pick and transfer them to the baking tray.
4. Then bake them in the oven for 40-50 minutes or until golden brown and crispy. Turn the tray around halfway through to make sure they bake evenly.
Slice the remaining half of red chilli. Pick the mint leaves from their stalks and roughly chop them. Serve the potato cakes with the coconut yogurt, chopped chili, and fresh mint.