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1 hour, 57 minutes
First broadcast:
Saturday 27 October 2012

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  • Pumpkin Pancakes, Spiced Mince Patties, Scallion Coriander Sour Cream & Honey Cumin Glazed Pepitas

    Pumpkin Pancakes

    Pumpkin Pancakes 

    250g coarsely grated or chopped pumpkin

    1 onion finely chopped

    25g grated root ginger

    1 teaspoon chopped red chilli

    2 cloves minced garlic

    2 tablespoons cooking oil

    125g self raising flour

    ½ teaspoon salt

    1 egg

    150ml buttermilk


    Heat the oil in a pan over high heat and add the pumpkin.

    Cook for 30 seconds then add the ginger, onion, chilli and garlic and cook until soft and golden.


    Whisk the flour, egg, buttermilk and salt together and add the pumpkin mixture.

    Rest for 10 minutes.

    Heat a frying pan or griddle over medium high heat.

    Smear with a little oil and drop tablespoons of the mixture into the pan. When bubbles appear, flip over the pancakes and repeat. Keep warm while you use up the mixture.


    Spiced Mince Patties


    500g mince ( pork, chicken ,beef, lamb and turkey all good)

    1 onion, finely chopped

    2 teaspoons garam masala

    1 tablespoon mango chutney

    1 teaspoon cumin seeds

    2 cloves garlic, minced

    1 teaspoon chopped red chilli

    Good pinch salt and few grinds pepper


    Mix together. Form into walnut sized balls and flatten.

    Heat a large frying pan and add a tablespoon of oil over high heat. Add the patties and seal off on both sides. Lower the heat and cook for another 5 minutes each side until fully cooked.


    Scallion Coriander sour cream


    200ml sour cream

    4 finely chopped scallions

    Handful chopped coriander

    Salt and pepper to taste


    Mix well.



    Honey Cumin Glazed Pepitas 

    Seeds from a pumpkin

    1 tablespoon honey

    2 teaspoons cumin seeds



    Remove the seeds from the pumpkin and wash well to remove as much of the flesh as possible.

    Set oven to 200oc.

    Line a baking sheet with the pumpkin seeds and bake until crisp and dry - will take about 30 minutes.

    Heat a frying pan up and add the pumpkin seeds when hot.

    Whizz in the honey and seeds, toss to coat and remove from pan and season with the salt.











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