Sunday 9 September 2018

Cumin Potato Cake Recipe

This delicious vegan-friendly Cumin Potato Cake recipe is the perfect starter or main meal accompaniment, this recipe is filled with a selection of authentic Indian spices and has been specially curated by Sopwell House’s Executive Head Chef, Gopi Chandran. If you re-create this recipe at home why not tag #SopwellHouseRecipes.

Cumin Potato Cake Recipe
Serves 2

2 large potatoes, peeled
4 sprigs spring onion, finely chopped
150g of tinned chickpeas, drained
1 tbsp of cumin seeds
1 tsp garam masala
½ bunch of coriander, chopped
1 tbsp of olive oil
1 pinch of salt

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees. Boil or steam the potatoes for 10-12 minutes or until cooked. In a large bowl crush the potatoes to your preferred consistency.

Add the chickpeas, spring onion, cumin seeds, garam masala, chopped coriander and salt, gently mix together until well combined. Shape into small discs and refrigerate for half an hour.

Heat a non-stick pan and add a tablespoon of olive oil. Add the potato cakes and press down gently so they brown evenly; this is best done with a spatula. Flip the potato cakes over and do the same for the other side, until both sides are evenly browned.

Brush both sides of the potato cakes with olive oil and place in the oven for 5 minutes to finish cooking. Once cooked, leave to stand for another 5 minutes before serving with tomato salsa, spinach and rice crisps.

This recipe is courtesy of Sopwell House a stunning 18th Century Georgian house located in the city of St. Albans within the Hertfordshire countryside. Located only 20 minutes from London St Pancras, the hotel is the idyllic getaway just outside of the hustle and bustle of the capital.