Spiced Quinoa Corn Patties

Spiced Quinoa Corn Patties

Today is the last day of school for Ro-Jiro…YAY! How quickly the school year went by. After today, we will be going into our relax summer mode with no need to wake up as early because I have only Ro-Ri San’s lunchbox to pack. Speaking of lunchboxes, these Spiced Quinoa Corn Patties are perfect for lunch on-the-go. They are very portable and may be eaten at room temperature.

I have been packing lunch for my boys since they started going to school. Hard to believe the eldest has already graduated and the youngest only has one more year to go. I will probably miss the activity but I guess it is time to move on. Perhaps I can make Ro-Ri San’s lunchbox more fancy. Oh…I’ll think of something. ;)

Spiced Quinoa Corn Patties

Now, back to these Spiced Quinoa Corn Patties. I am sure you would have noticed that of late, I have been posting some quinoa recipes. I am actually a little late to the scene but after cooking it for the very first time in this, Turmeric Spiced Quinoa, there is no turning back. It really is a versatile ingredient, much like rice which we eat almost every day. There are many rice recipes on this blog that can be easily be converted to use quinoa with a little tweaking. An example are these inari sushi like Quinoa Filled Tofu Pockets. I was really thrilled at the way they turned out.

Spiced Quinoa Corn Patties

Fresh corn is starting to appear at the grocery stores. They were on sale during the Memorial Day weekend and so I bought some. After snacking on a few, I decided to use the rest in today’s recipe. The boys thought this was the best quinoa recipe I have come up with thus far. I hope you will give it a try. They are great as an appetizer, snack, or a side dish.

Besan or chickpea flour is a fantastic substitute for eggs. It is quite sticky when cooked with a little water. This helps to bind other ingredients used in a recipe beautifully. I use it frequently in many of my egg free dishes.

Spiced Quinoa Corn Patties

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 12 to 14 patties

Spiced Quinoa Corn Patties

Ingredients

  • 3½ cups (630g) cooked from 1 cup (200g) uncooked rainbow quinoa
  • 2 cups (300g) cooked corn kernel from 3 ears of corn
  • 2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp besan (chickpea flour)

Instructions

Combine quinoa, sweet corn kernels, garam masala, salt, and pepper in a large bowl. Mix well and set aside.

In a small saucepan, combine besan and ½ cup (120ml) water. Cook stirring until thick and bubbly, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Remove and pour into quinoa mixture. Mix well. When cool enough to handle, shape and compact into patties.

Pan fry in a large non-stick fry pan with a little oil for 5 to 6 minutes on each side. Fry in two batches if necessary.

Serve immediately.

http://www.rotinrice.com/2013/06/spiced-quinoa-corn-patties/


Spiced Quinoa Corn Patties

Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 8-)

Biren

11 Responses

  1. Shumaila says:

    Look really nice. Pinned the recipe to try later. Thanks for sharing! Great tip about the besan :)!

  2. We love quinoa a lot! These patties look lipsmackingly delicious, Biren.

  3. Okay I’m back here on foxfire we’ll see how this works. :) Biren these really do look good. I love to eat quinoa in salads cold better than warm sides. But these patties are a must on my list, all the texture in there looks great.

    It is good to be back in the blogging world, but there are a few changes that I have to get used to. Good thing I have my new computer to speed me along. Now I just have to figure out how to update my blog. :)

    • Biren says:

      I am glad to see you are finally able to get through. Not sure why some of the browsers behave the way they do. According to my host provider, it may be outdated versions of browsers. Technology moves so quickly it is hard to keep up.

      Quinoa is much like rice. To me they are good warm or cold. I hope you will get to try these soon. :)

  4. Ramona says:

    Fantastic use of corn and quinoa. I would eat these anytime. :)

  5. PolaM says:

    Great way of using quinoa! have to try it!

  6. Nichole says:

    These look really good, but I don’t have anywhere to buy chickpea flour. And buying online seems ridiculous. Any substitutions found in a normal kitchen?

    • Biren says:

      Besan can be found at the Asian and Indian grocery store where I live. I have also seen them at the regular grocery stores. You can use eggs if you do not have any egg allergies or sensitivities.

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