Spicy Sweet Potato & Collard “Dosas”
Serves 4 (makes 8 rolls) Broad, sturdy collard leaves are ideal for rolling, and are a perfect stand-in for grains in rolls and wraps. Here, they fill in for chickpea dosas in a twist on Indian street food. Experiment with your technique; use half leaves to make smaller, dolma-type rolls, or fold over filling in a triangle shape. To make rolling easier, place raw collards rib side up on a cutting board; using a sharp knife horizontal to the cutting board, shave the center rib down slightly. Look for large, wide leaves; buy an extra bunch of collards, since you’ll likely tear a few during rolling.
- 3 large sweet potatoes, chopped
- 2 Tbs. coconut oil
- 1 small yellow onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and very thinly sliced
- 1 Tbs. red chili flakes
- 1 Tbs. grated fresh ginger
- 2 tsp. curry powder
- 1 tsp. mustard seeds
- ½ tsp. cumin seeds
- 1 small lime
- 3 scallions, chopped
- ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
- 8 large, intact, and unblemished collard leaves (about 1 bunch)
- Tomato chutney or Major Grey chutney for serving
- Arrange sweet potatoes in a steamer basket and steam for 10 minutes, until tender.
- While sweet potatoes are steaming, heat oil in a large skillet and sauté onion for 3–4 minutes, until translucent. Add garlic, chili flakes, ginger, curry, mustard, and cumin; sauté for 1 minute longer, stirring constantly and being careful not to brown the garlic or burn spices.
- Add sweet potatoes to onion and spice mixture; stir, and mash with a fork. Stir in lime, scallions, and cilantro, and keep warm.
- Remove and discard stems from collards. Drop leaves into a large pot of boiling water and cook for 8 minutes, until pliable but still bright green. Remove cooked collards from boiling water with tongs and drop into ice water for 30 seconds to stop cooking and set color. Remove from ice bath, and pat dry thoroughly with paper towels.
- To assemble rolls: place one leaf on a flat surface, with the inside surface of the leaf showings. Cut off lower inch of leaf. Mound about ½ cup of sweet potato mixture onto lower third of the leaf. Fold bottom edge of leaf over mixture, and fold sides of leaves in to cover mixture. Starting at the bottom edge, roll leaf tightly to encase filling completely.
- Arrange, seam side down, on a serving plate. Repeat with remaining leaves. Reserve any leftover filling for later use. Serve immediately with chutney.
Calories: 220 Fat: 8g Saturated fat: 6g Carbohydrates: 37g Sugar: 8g Sodium: 90mg Fiber: 7g Protein: 4g Cholesterol: mg
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