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Harissa Carrot Cakes

20 minutes

Preparation Time

20 minutes

Cooking Time



Jalna-Recipe Harissa Carrot Cakes


600g carrots, chopped (or leftover from the night before)
400g can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 bunch coriander, leaves only
20g cumin, ground
20g coriander, ground
2 large eggs, free range, organic
25g harissa paste
White pepper to taste
Murray River salt to taste
If mix is too moist, add up to 75g of falafel mix or GF bread crumbs
Dipping Sauce
200g Greek Yoghurt
Remaining coriander from above
1 lemon


Place a pot of water over high heat and bring the boil. Place steaming basket on top and lid.
Steam carrots until just tender and remove from heat. Place in a bowl and mash. Allow steam to escape and carrots to cool, striving to get them as dry as possible.
Add chickpeas to carrots and mash together.
Finely dice ¼ of the coriander leaves and add to the bowl along with the spices, harissa and egg.
Combine thoroughly and using your hands form equal portioned balls, should make 8-10.
Allow patties to cool whilst preparing the sauce.
In a food processor, blitz lemon juice, remaining coriander leaves and yoghurt until smooth and vibrant green.
In a large non-stick fry pan, heat oil to a medium high heat.
Flatten chilled balls into a pattie shape and cook in batches for 2-3minutes each side until brown and crispy.
Serve with coriander yoghurt and additional fresh leaves if desired.
Note: Well drained lentils can be used as an alternative to chickpeas.
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