Indian-Seasoned Vegetable Patties

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

These patties have a lovely blend of Indian spices, with a soft, almost-creamy interior and a crispy coating. You can sandwich them between burgers for a nutritious vegetarian burger, or dip them into a green chutney. I have not included it in the recipe but I really REALLY suggest adding about 1/4cup cooked soft chana dal to the patties - the firm texture of the chana against the soft texture of the patties is wonderful.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Steam the beans and carrots, covered, until very soft, slightly salted water. Stir occasionally and make sure there is enough water to keep them from scalding until they are tender-soft.
  2. Drain off any excess water.
  3. Combine all ingredients except oil and combine well in a food processor or mash together by hand.
  4. Taste and adjust the seasoning as per your preference. (You may add some green chillies or more garam masala if you prefer more heat, or more mango powder if you want it tangy).
  5. Divide into equal portions and shape into 3/4 inch patties, and chill for a few minutes to help them firm up better.
  6. Heat oil, add patties, and brown undisturbed for 1-2 minutes before flipping over.
  7. Cook for 1 minute periods on each side until they are crisp golden brown on the outside.
  8. If desired, garnish with lemon wedges and serve with a green dipping chutney on the side.
  9. (I have made this and included some leftover boiled mung dal in the potato mixture, which works rather well in this - I am sure any lentil would work equally great as well, it is a recommended addition).
Most Helpful

3 5

The flavor is really nice but they did not fry properly at all. The patties stayed sticky and gooey on the sides and eventually just turned back into the original mash in the pan. I will try to make these again with some of the suggestions in the other comments. The recipe as is makes a nice stew-like dish that can be served with rice but definitely not patties.

Don't you lose essential nutrients when you throw away the water in which you boiled the veggies?

5 5

made them with out mashed potatoes for my Diabetic husband. Added mashed channa instead. these were a Big Hit my family ate them up and were looking for more.