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Sweet Potato and Kale Patties [Vegan]

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This recipe uses sweet potatoes instead of potatoes because the former is less starchy and far more nutritious. The hot and sour chickpea sauce is just perfect with the sweet potatoes and the slightly bitter kale. This is a terrifically healthy recipe with tons of protein, fiber, Vitamins A and C, and a lot more per serving.

Sweet Potato and Kale Patties [Vegan]





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  • 2 large sweet potatoes, roasted and mashed
  • 2 cups kale
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 1/2 cups chickpea flour
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon cayenne
  • Salt, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  1. Chop the kale and coriander in a food processor along with some salt. Let it stand about 15 minutes, then squeeze out any excess water.
  2. Mix the kale and coriander with the mashed sweet potatoes, ginger, garam masala, salt as needed, and cayenne. Add the chickpea flour, 1/4 cup at a time, until the sweet potato mixture is firm enough to form patties. It will still be pretty soft, but it’s ready when a ball formed by rolling the mixture between your palms remains firm.
  3. Heat the oil in a non-stick or cast-iron skillet.
  4. To form the patties, divide the mixture into 12 portions. Wet the palms of your hands with some water and shape each portion into a flat, round patty about 2 inches across.
  5. Drop each patty, right after you shape it, into the skillet. Cook each side until golden-brown, on medium heat. Do not crowd the pan. You might have to do this in batches.
  6. Remove the patties to a plate.

Nutrional Information

Total Calories: 956 | Total Carbs: 145 g | Total Fat: 24 g | Total Protein: 41 g | Total Sodium: 287 g | Total Sugar: 28 g

Per Serving: Calories: 80 | Carbs: 12 g | Fat: 2 g | Protein: 3 g | Sodium: 24 mg | Sugar: 2 g

Calculation not including the salt added to taste.





Vaishali Honawar is a former journalist and the blogger behind Holy Cow! Vegan where she veganizes popular Indian recipes and dishes up food for thought. Vaishali was born in India and now lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her husband, two dogs, and two cats. She is a foster volunteer for the city’s animal shelter and she must be doing something right because one of her foster dogs, Freddie, adopted her for a good six years.



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26 comments on “Sweet Potato and Kale Patties [Vegan]”

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7 Months Ago

This is something I would eat

7 Months Ago

I don\'t EVER use sweet potatoes because of the high sugar and starch so I substitute carrots that don\'t have the sugar/starch but do taste just as sweet AND have important eye nutrients that sweet potatoes don\'t. I also use almond flour rather than chick pea flour and it works just as good but no starch.

3 Years Ago

can I substitute the chickpea flour with a different type of flour? what will work best between rice, tapioca , potato or oat flour?

Monica V Lucas
3 Years Ago

Looks filling, too. Yum.

Kim M. Roebuck
3 Years Ago

This sounds good

Asaf Levinger
3 Years Ago

Rachel Madsen Tomer Goldstein Lihi Levin

Joyce Bricco
3 Years Ago

Why would I want to ruin my sweet potatoes, just bake them and add butter yum :-)

Joy Marie Ciolino
3 Years Ago

This looks so good

Gerry Hoffman
3 Years Ago

bet this is nice

Tore Torden
3 Years Ago

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