We’ve all developed a taste for some of the popular Middle Eastern dishes over time, but they’re yet to enter the home-cooked food category. This is partly because they’re seen as relatively less wholesome and nutritious as the Indian food we cook at home. Take for example, falafel, which is usually eaten deep-fried.

In this recipe, I have used sweet potatoes, as they’re loaded with vitamins, minerals, fibre, and have an interesting flavor too. The falafel is baked to keep it light on the calorie count. Believe me, these taste as incredible. Also, the recipe is quite simple. You’d find most of the ingredients in your kitchen.

Here are the ingredients you’d need.

  • 2 sweet potatoes
  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon ghee (organic)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger paste
  • 3 cloves of garlic (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 onion (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pink salt
  • 1 fresh green chili (chopped)

Method

  • Oven-roast the sweet potatoes. Mash once they’re roasted well
  • Add all the ingredients, including the mashed potatoes in a bowl, and mix them all together
  • Roll the mixture into small balls, arrange in a baking tray
  • Bake in a hot oven for 20 minutes until brown and crispy
  • Serve with the dip of your choice

They have a nice crunch on the outside, and are soft and moist on the inside. The sweet potatoes add a subtle sweetness to the taste, which I am certain you’d like. You can add sautéed veggies if you’re cooking these for lunch. Not to mention, the snack goes perfectly with your evening chai too. Enjoy! J