Pumpkin & Chia Seed Balls

Pumpkin & Chia Seed Balls

(Serves 4)


1 small onion,

2 garlic cloves

1 tsp ginger

1 cup of a grated vegetable (whatever is in season - carrot, zucchini, beetroot, spinach etc)

1 cup corn kernels,

2 cups diced pumpkin, chopped into bite sized pieces

2 cups diced potatoes, chopped into bite sized pieces

¼ cup sesame seeds

¼ cup chia seeds

¼ cup sunflower kernels

2 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp cumin powder

1 tbsp coriander powder

1 cup of sesame seeds for rolling


Preheat the oven to 180°C. Boil the pumpkin and potatoes in a saucepan of water, then drain and roughly mash.

Place the chia seeds, sunflower seeds and sesame seeds into a food processor or blender and blend for about one minute.

Heat a frying pan on a high heat add half a cup of water. Add the chopped garlic and onion and saute for 2-3 minutes. Add the grated vegetables and the corn kernels and cook for a further 3-4 minutes. Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl.  Add 1 tbsp of cumin powder, 1 tbsp of coriander powder, salt and pepper to taste. Mix really well then roll into balls or flatten into patties. Roll the balls in sesame seeds bake in the oven for approximately 20 to 30 minutes or until golden. Then serve.

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