Curried Sweet Potato Burger

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It is similar to falafels but moist and sweeter. OMG! it is AMAZING!!!! The patty is a bit spicey (use less curry) and the lime pickles and mango chutney were hot. BUT OMG!!! A little bit of heaven in the mouth!

Preparation time: 1.5hr
Cooking time: 15min

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 4-6

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1/2 cup Bulgur wheat

1 lb Sweet potatoes, cubed

1 1/2 tbsp Olive oil

1 Small onion finely chopped

1 Garlic clove

2 tbsp Chopped fresh cilantro

1 Egg lightly beaten

1/4 cup Chickpea flour or all purpose flour

4 Herbed rolls or chapatti bread

A handful of salad leaves

About 2 inches of cucumber sliced

1/4 cup Mango chutney

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

To serve:

Lime pickle

Plain yogurt


Put the bulgur in a heatproof bowl, add boiling water to cover by 1 inch and set aside to soak for 20 minutes until the bulgur is tender. Drain well

Meanwhile, steam the potatoes for 10-15 minutes until cooked. Drain well and mash with a potato masher or fork. Heat the oil in a skillet, add the onion, garlic, and curry powder, and saute for 10 minutes until the onion has softened.

Put the bulgur, mashed potato, onion mixture, almonds, cilantro, egg, flour, and some salt and pepper in a bowl. work together with your hands until evenly mixed. Cover and chill for 30 minutes. Using wet hands, divide the mixture into 8 portions and shape into patties.

Heat a shallow layer of oil in a skillet, add the patties, and saute gently for 3-4 minutes on each side until golden and heated through. Toast the rolls and fill with the patties, salad leaves, cucumber slices, and mango chutney. Top with some lime pickle and plain yogurt, if using and serve hot.


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