Veggie sloppy joe

Veggie sloppy joe

I always see on tv shows, how people make sloppy joes and eat them on rolls.

Of course normal every day sloppy joes always consist of mince, which is a no no during the fasting perions.

I came across a recipe for a vegetarian sloppy joe in “The Indian for everyone,” cookbook and I really really knew that I had to try it out.

Strangely enough we were never a family that just had carrots laying around in the house, but since we bought a juicer and my mother has taken to drinking carrot juice every day. We have endless bunches of carrots just laying in the veggie basket.

If anyone wants to know where the Easter Bunny will be this year, I can answer that for you, it will be at my house, trying to make a dent in the carrots.

The original place was to serve this was vetkoek, and I made a rookie mistake. I used a packet of instant yeast that I found at the back of the cupboard, only after I empties the contents of the yeast into the bowl, did I check the expiry date and I was hoping that it would still rise. Unfortunately my lucky stars were not aligned and I made flat cakes instead of vetkoek.

I loved this dish and next time, I really hope the vetkoek comes out right, because it will make a perfect vetkoek filling.


  • 140g x carrots, washed, peeled and finely chopped.
  • 140g x frozen peas.
  • 2 x green peppers, finely chopped.
  • 3 x tbsp. butter
  • 2 x tbsp. oil.
  • 1 x onion, finely chopped.
  • 4 x cloves garlic, minced.
  • 1 x can tomatoe and onion mix.
  • 1 x cup water.
  • 3 x potatoes, peeled and finely chopped.
  • 1 x tsp turmeric powder.
  • 2 x tbsp. masala.
  • 1 x tbsp. salt.
  • 1 x tbsp. lime juice
  • 250g x chopped mushrooms


  • Heat the oil and butter in a pot.
  • Add the onions, peppers, mushrooms, peas and carrots.
  • Saute till everything is soft.
  • Add the garlic, chillies and onion mix.
  • Cook till the onion mixture is soft.
  • Add water and spices.
  • Add the potatoes and cook till the potatoes are soft and the sauce has reduced by half.

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