Plantain kofta with organic chickpea flour is a delicious, easy, vegan and glutenfree appetiser option this holiday season or for just about any day. Made with plantains and mild Indian spices, these plantain kofta are made even more delicious with the addition of roasted organic chickpea flour from 24 Mantra Organic. If you are looking for a easy, 20 min dish to make for your vegetarian guests, this is a delicious and different starter.
No one who cooks, cooks alone. Even at her most solitary, a cook in the kitchen is surrounded by generations of cooks past, the advice and menus of cooks present, the wisdom of cookbook writers.”
― Laurie Colwin.
This I know to be true. Often when I cook something that reminds me of home, I can picture it just as my mother used to make it. If I am in a particularly nostalgic mood I can even hear my granny’s whispers and gentle scoldings as I try to rush the cooking process. I woke up on Sunday with a sudden ennui. I lazed around for quite a bit feeling like doing nothing. But then I decided to goto the farmer’s market that opens up only on Thursdays and Sundays here. So off I went!!
And guess what? Turns out what the doctor (read me) diagnosed as ennui could be very well medicated by a prescription of good organic whole foods! It took me approximately 5 secs to snap out of my black mood and turn into the cheery girl you see here so often. Food does that to you. It has the absolute power to turn a very dull blue day into a day you might remember as one of the best after you make something super delicious!
Case in point, this mustard crusted chicken roast (PERFECT for Christmas or just about any Sunday actually. Video in the post). Boy did this turn my world the right way up that day! And these tequila lime chicken kebab platter that was published in Better Homes and garden Magazine!
So, anyways I bought I think almost all the vegetables and fruits that caught my fancy there. And somehow I also ended up with plantains. I mean, I am no plantain virgin. I have had them at my home when I was a kid, all too often. My mom makes a super mean plantain chips that can beat any store bought version and well, this plantain kofta with organic chickpea flour. Only difference, she probably didn’t take 20 pics and write about it. 😛 So anyhow I called up my mom and immediately got the recipe for these amazing plantain kofta with organic chickpea flour! So, thanks mom!! I owe you a big one.
Also, talking of fresh produce, did you see this avocado and grilled corn quesadilla and the pineapple sandesh I had made!? Just drop everything you are doing right now and go check those out. You will not be sorry.
I have 8 beautiful, healthy and tasty organic recipes right here on the Organics Mantra page. As you all know by now, I have collaborated with 24 Mantra Organic, a major organic brand to show you how delicious and fulfilling organic lifestyle can be. In fact, you can just check out the complete initiative on the Organic Mantras Page and check out all the Organic recipes created through this initiative. Follow them on Instagram and facebook to stay connected to the initiative.
And you know what? Organic food actually tastes so much better! I used the organic chickpea flour from 24 Mantra Organics and it was just so much nuttier in taste. You will know what I am talking about when you roast it. The aroma you guys…just sublime! I also added some organic rice flour to these plantain kofta with organic chickpea flour to help make them a little crunchy on the outside. And it works so perfectly! You can check out their initiative at the Organic Mantras Page and also get a full list of the products they have right here.
So anyhow, lets get down to the nitty gritties and talk about these plantain kofta with organic chickpea flour now, shall we?
- 1. Super easy
- 2. Everyday ingredients.
- 3. Perfect starter/appetizer
- 4. Good vegetarian option
- 5. Vegan
- 6. Gluten free.
- 7. Fun, fast and fabulous!!
Need more reasons? I don’t think so. And hey, if a carnivore like me loved (and I mean LOVED) it, it must be pretty darn good, right? Trust me on this one guys. With Christmas and New Year Eve Party season almost here, you need to arm yourself with all the fun, fast and fabulous dishes that you can and this here just fits the bill!
Bonus: This plantain kofta with organic chickpea flour is a vegetarian starter that’s thankfully not paneer or mushroom! 😛
So go on make these delicious plantain kofta with organic chickpea flour and enjoy them with your guests. I love serving it with some hot sauce, a little yogurt and a basic green salad (cucumber, onions, lemon juice, chaat masala). Serve hot and feel the winter cold seep away from you with every bite of this plantain kofta with organic chickpea flour.