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Sweet Potato and Kale Patties

Healthy and yummy sweet potato and kale patties dunked in a chunky, spicy chickpea sauce flavored with tomatoes, turmeric, ginger and garlic. Vegan, gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free.
Prep Time16 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time46 mins
Course: Main dish
Cuisine: gluten-free, Indian, nut-free, Soy-free
Diet: Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 12 patties
Calories: 123kcal


  • 2 large sweet potatoes
  • 2 cups kale
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 ½ cups chickpea flour
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  • Roast the sweet potatoes 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Heat the oil in a non-stick or cast-iron skillet.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Remove the patties to a plate.


Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 378mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 9241IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg