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Sweet Potato and Kale Patties

In this recipe, I used sweet potatoes instead of potatoes because the former is less starchy and far more nutritious. To add to the healthfulness, I threw in handfuls of kale. And then, to accompany these patties, I made a spicy chickpea sauce. The hot and sour sauce is just perfect with the sweet potatoes and the slightly bitter kale. Talk of yin and yang. 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



Cook Time



  • 2 large sweet potatoes, roasted in a 350-degree F oven until a knife pierced in the center goes cleanly through without any resistance.It took about an hour in my oven. Peel the sweet potatoes, discard the skins, and mash the flesh. You should have approximately two cups.
  • 2 cups kale
  • ½ cup coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1½ cups chickpea flour
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • ½ to 1 tsp cayenne
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp 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, ¼ 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.



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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”

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1 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
1 Years Ago

Looks filling, too. Yum.

Kim M. Roebuck
1 Years Ago

This sounds good

Asaf Levinger
1 Years Ago

Rachel Madsen Tomer Goldstein Lihi Levin

Joyce Bricco
1 Years Ago

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

Joy Marie Ciolino
1 Years Ago

This looks so good

Gerry Hoffman
1 Years Ago

bet this is nice

Tore Torden
1 Years Ago

Sunniva My

Magdalena Stagreus
1 Years Ago

Guuuud så gott!

Marceline Steele Phillips
1 Years Ago

This looks delicious.


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