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Peanut Kofta Balls

10 Oct Vegan Kofta in pan

Kofta is generally spiced meatballs, this version is a sweetened vegan version and was adapted from a recipe in the Vegan Taste of East Africa cookbook, though I changed it significantly based ingredients I had to hand.


Ingredients

  • 2 Large ripe Bananas – peeled & mashed
  • 50g ground (unsalted) peanuts
  • 50g Veggie Mince (or  minced TVP)
  • 70g chick pea or rice flour
  • 1 medium white onion pealed & grated
  • 2 cloves of Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of Curry Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of freshly ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 250ml of Vegetable Stock
  • 3 tablespoons Groundnut Oil

Vegan Kofta in panMethod

  1. Heat one tablespoon of oil in a medium sized pan add mince (or hydrated TVP) and onion and cook for 2 – 3 minutes.
  2. Add Curry Powder, Cumin & Ginger and mix into the mince, then add Vegetable Stock and bring to the boil.
  3. Cover mixture and allow to simmer until all of the stock is absorbed.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and add onion, garlic & chopped nuts, then mix throughly.
  5. Add mashed banana and flour to the mince mixture and mix until mince toughens, then season with the black pepper.
  6. In a frying pan place remaining oil and heat for 1-2 mins, then take spoonfuls of the mince mixture and roll into balls, fry in the oil, turning the koftas regularly to brown evenly.
  7. When browed, place onto kitchen paper to drain excess oil and serve warm – or  smother with a curry sauce.

Banana & Chocolate Pudding

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Banana & Chocolate Pudding

Serves 2 large or 4 small portions

  • 350g firm silken Tofu
  • 100g vegan dark chocolate
  • 2 bananas (quartered)
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Cocoa powder

Method:

  1. Blend tofu until smooth and even.
  2. Melt chocolate (tip, melt in a glass bowl over boiling water or in a double boiler), stir constantly, then add  syrup and vanilla extract to melted chocolate and mix together.
  3. Mix chocolate mix with tofu, add banana and mix until creamy.
  4. Place in a cold fridge for 10 minutes.
  5. Sieve a small amount of Cocoa Powder on top of the pudding before serving.