Vegetarian Recipe of the Week #3

Sweet Potato, Lentil & Bean Rolls

I wish I could say that my kids loved these as I was primarily making  it for them however it was a disaster in that regard! My 3 year old picked off the pastry and my 1 year old tucked into the sour cream I served on the side as a dipping sauce. I was surprised that my 3 year old even dared to touch it to be honest so I was actually happy with his pastry efforts.But who doesn’t like puffed pastry? Fluffy, golden, crunchy, yum!

I however thought they were delicious and super easy to make so here’s the recipe!


  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 brown onion,diced
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 250g tin of red kidney beans, drained
  • 500g tin of brown lentils, drained
  • 2 small or 1 large sweet potato (kumera) cubed
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • fresh thyme, roughly chopped

Cook the onion in the olive oil till translucent, add the garlic and cumin and stir till fragrant. Add the sweet potato with the vegetable stock and simmer till sweet potato is soft. Add kidney beans and lentils and simmer for a further 5 minutes until most of the liquid has evaporated. Allow to cool, stir in fresh thyme then add mixture to a food processor or blender and mix to a paste. I like to leave it a bit lumpy for texture.

Line approx. 1.5 tablespoons of mixture along one end of one pastry sheet then roll the whole thing up into a long sausage roll shape. You can cut the pastry into smaller pieces if you want smaller individual sausages. Make sure you pinch the ends to stop the mix from bubbling out. Brush the tops with olive oil or even a lightly beaten egg if you want a real golden crisp (I didn’t have time).  Pop in a moderate oven for 15 – 25 mins or until lightly golden, puffy and crisp.

Serve with yoghurt mixed with diced cucumber or sour cream and sweet chilli sauce. Enjoy!



About Mahayana Mum

A wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, neighbour and modern western woman trying to reconcile her life with the teachings of the Buddha.
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