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Potato and carrot kofta

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  • Serves: 2-4
  • Cost: 70p
  • Cuisine: Mandy

A delicious, cheap and simple recipe for potato and carrot kofta. This recipe is a great one to make at home with your children.

Children can help to:

  • mash
  • chop
  • peel
  • measure out ingredients
  • shape kofta into balls

See a video of Mandy making these kofta on our YouTube channel.



2 carrots, peeled and cut into half moons

2 potatoes, peeled and chopped

1 tbsp olive oil 

1 onion, peeled and chopped

2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped

2 tbsp chickpea flour (gram flour)

1 tsp ground cumin (or ras el hanout spice mix) (optional)

Flat leaf parsley, chopped (optional)

Black pepper



  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan)/200°C/gas mark 6. Line a baking tray with non stick baking paper.
  2. First prepare your potatoes and carrots. Boil or steam them until soft and then mash well.
  3. Peel and chop your onions and garlic. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan and fry for 10-15 minutes until soft and turning golden brown.
  4. Add the onion mixture to the mashed potato and carrot along with 2 tbsp chickpea flour and 1 tsp ground cumin (optional) and some chopped parsley (optional) and a sprinkling of freshly ground black pepper. Stir well.
  5. With clean hands roll into 8-10 balls and place on the baking tray.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes then carefully turn over to bake the other side. Return to the oven for a further 10-15 minutes until turning crispy and brown.
  7. Serve warm with wraps, grains, pitta breads, salad, hummus or tahini sauce.