Shifta. . . vegan and free-from
Shifta, not to be confused with Shifti (watermelon) is a traditionally Kurdish home cooked (and deep fried) food. Not often found in restaurants or as street-food, shifta are something you may not have come across – unless you are Kurdish, have Kurdish friends or Kurdish family! 😀 These little fritters are normally made from diced meat but I’ve veganised them and made them gluten-free. Usually shifta are wrapped in flat bread with fresh herbs and salad and eaten as fast as they’re cooked! I didn’t use bread – just salad leaves to wrap the tasty morsels in.
I first came across shifta when staying in Kurdistan visiting my husbands sister and was amazed how many shifta were cooked… and consequently devoured! Let that be a warning that they are very moorish! 🙂 Back to the veganized shifta 😀 I had some brussels sprouts delivered in my vegetable box and mentioned I might use them for shifta… hubby didn’t object to the addition of sprouts, only that there’s no meat in them! 😛 The possibilities with these seem endless to me… let’s get cooking! and sharing! 🙂 This week I’m taking these to the lovely Deborah at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop. 🙂
- 1 medium potato peeled, washed and grated
- 1 small onion grated
- 1 bunch of parsley – finely chopped (stalks removed)
- 2 tablespoons gram flour
- Salt to taste (I used pink Himalayan)
- Black pepper
- Oil of choice if frying (I would use coconut oil)
- Mix the potato and onion with the parsley. It should look very green!
- Stir in the flour until you have a wet better which holds its shape.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Drop tablespoonfuls into a hot frying pan (I used non stick) OR make small patties on a baking tray and bake at Gas mark 4 (350f / 180c) for 10-15 minutes.
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- Munch as they are.
- Serve with a salad or use to top a salad.
- Wrap in your favourite flat bread.
- Dip in sauce such as chili or barbecue.
Kurdish Shifta. . . vegan and free-from Gather Prepare Serve & Store
Kurdish Shifta. . . vegan and free-from
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