Black Bean Cakes With a Spicy Yogurt Sauce

READY IN: 40mins
YIELD: 12 Cakes




  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add all ingredients except oil.
  • Mix until well combined.
  • Separate about 1⁄3 of the mixture into a small mixing bowl.
  • Mash the small bowl of bean cake mix into a mush and return it to the rest of the mixture.
  • Stir to completely combine.
  • Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  • If the mixture is thin, slowly add more flour, 1 tablespoon at a time, until it is thick enough to form a ball and not fall apart.
  • Place a large sauté pan over medium-high heat.
  • When the pan is to temperature, add about 4 tablespoons of oil. Portion out golf ball-sized patties and carefully place them in the hot oiled sauté pan.
  • Working in batches, cook bean cakes until crisp and golden brown on both sides.
  • Lightly flatten cakes with a spatula during the cooking process.
  • Drain hot bean cakes on a paper towel.
  • Continue cooking until all bean cake batter is used.
  • Keep cakes warm in a 250 degree oven until ready to serve.
  • SPICY YOGURT SAUCE: Mix all ingredients chill for 30 minutes.