This has absolutely nothing to do with meat of course, just something to take its place in a meal. Add variety to your diet by using different herbs and spices. Curry, Tandoori, or Moroccan spices all work well. I have used Cajun spice blend here and they are really delicious. They can be made into large Chikkins or cooked ‘nugget’ style.
Don’t worry about the mixture blackening in the pan, ~ it’s just the tomato puree in the mixture giving the whole dish a delicious, char-grilled look and flavour.
Makes 5 or 6 large Chikkins, or 25-30 Nuggets.
250g Fate Low Protein All Purpose Mix
1 tsp salt
pepper to season
2 tsp dried onion granules
1½ tsp oregano
5tsp Cajun spice plus extra for sprinkling
2tbsp tomato puree
200g grated carrot
Little oil for cooking if needed
Place the Fate All-Purpose Mix, salt, pepper, onion granules, oregano and 5 tsp Cajun into a mixing bowl. Stir.
In a separate jug or dish, place the tomato puree and add the measured oil and water. Stir just a couple of times. Add this liquid mixture to the dry ingredients and use a wire whisk to blend well until thick and smooth. Stir in the grated carrots.
Place a frying pan onto heat. When it is really hot, for large Chikkins, take a large spoonful of the mixture and place it into the pan. (Add a little oil only if you know the pan will stick) Flatten and spread the mixture with the back of a wet spoon to about 1cm thick. Sprinkle a little extra Cajun spice on top. Cook for about 2-3 mins until the underside is cooked and slightly blackened. Turnover and cook for a further 3-5 mins until cooked through.
Alternatively make ‘Nuggets’, by placing just a teaspoonful of the mixture into the pan, flatten them slightly with the back of a wet spoon, add a sprinkle of Cajun, and leave to cook in the same way.
Place onto a plate or tray and continue with the rest of the mixture. Serve hot with a Fate wrap or roll, a squeeze of lemon, and a suitable dip. Try it served with shallow fried sweet potato slices, and a suitable salad. They freeze well, reheat in a pan, grill or Barbeque.