Rajma Tikki – Kidney Bean and Sweet Potato Kebabs

Mallika Basu - Rajma Tikki – Kidney Bean and Sweet Potato Kebabs

When hunger strikes on a Monday evening, I'm often short on energy and high on health and well being ambitions. For moments like this a tin of beans is nothing less that a saviour in brine! This kidney bean and sweet potato cakes recipe, or Rajma Tikki, is a quick, easy  and healthy meal option. Bake the sweet potato so you get their full nutritional value, and whizz up a fresh green salad to go with it. Amazing dipped into Sriracha, something tells me these will be great as party nibbles too!

Method:

Preheat the grill to 200 degrees centigrade. Drain and rinse the tin of kidney beans well, then toss into a mixing bowl. Next prick with a fork and bake the sweet potatoes in their skin. I do this in the microwave and it takes about 8-10 minutes.

When the potatoes are soft, carefully peel their skin and add the fleshy part to the kidney beans. Now add the cumin, chilli, cornstarch and salt to your taste and a teaspoon of oil and mash the whole lot together well.

Next, line a baking tray with parchment and spread the remaining oil on. Then with a deep spoon or spring loaded ice cream scoop, press a dollop of the kidney bean mixture onto the tray to create a disc. Continue until all the mixture is used up.

Place the tray under the grill and cook for 10-12 minutes until the top of the rajma tikki is golden and crispy. Take the tray out of the grill and leave to cool for five minutes before serving.

 

 

 

9 responses to “Rajma Tikki – Kidney Bean and Sweet Potato Kebabs”

  1. ann says:

    Sounds like something I will be making a lot. So easy but yummy.
    Thank you.

  2. Tanvi says:

    Delicious! It looks like cookies of chocolate. I had never tried to cook kidney beans in this style, even I had never imagined in this way.

  3. Anju Bala says:

    Looks very tempting, children will love it.

  4. Ferhana says:

    Hi
    When is the cornstarch used?
    I can’t see it in the description.

  5. Ferhana says:

    When is the corn starch used?

    So sorry, I have now added it in. Enjoy! M x

  6. Manu says:

    By grill, do you mean oven?

    I mean the grill setting in the oven M x

  7. tami says:

    Hi! Lookes delicioius. Do you mash everything together by food processor or just by hand with a potato masher?

    Hi! I just mash it up using a masher or my hand! Good luck M x

  8. Qfoodtravel says:

    This is amazing ideas for making kababs from kidney beans.

    I cant wait to try this!!!

    Can we used another beans instead of kidney beans?

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