These appetizing Vegetable Patties are a delicious treat. They are loaded with potatoes, carrots, corn, green beans, peas, and cooked in flavorful Indian spices! They are vegan, gluten-free, and taste amazing!

Vegetable Patties

I learned how to make these delicious vegetable patties, also called vegetable cutlets about 9 years ago.

I learned from a friend who called me mom.

She was originally from Tamil Nadu where the vegetarian version is very popular using soy chunks.

When she first made these vegetable patties in my home, the idea of dipping the patties into flaxseed gel first then into bread crumbs was conceived.

I haven’t made them since and I decided to do a gluten-free version using a blend of all-purpose gluten-free flour and coconut flour instead of breadcrumbs with great success.

How To Make Vegetable Patties

  1. First, boil the potatoes for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare the vegetables
  2. . Saute onion, garlic, ginger. Add cumin, turmeric, cilantro, carrot, green peas, green beans, corn, and salt.
  3. Cook stirring until vegetables are tender.
  4. Drain cooked potatoes using a colander and rinse with cold water, allow them to cool slightly and mash using a potato masher or fork,
  5. Mix mash potatoes with cooked vegetables and form into patties. 
  6. Dip into gluten-free breading and bake.

. These vegetable patties are traditionally fried so you are welcome to fry them if you choose.

I also like to serve this with a coconut curry recipe for a formal dinner or with ketchup or cilantro sauce for more casual fare.


What Is Turmeric?

Turmeric is a bright yellow powder from the rhizome plant that is similar to ginger. It is used to flavor foods, for other health benefits, and its also used as a natural dye.

I have a special love for Indian food and do love to use turmeric for flavor, color and most of all for its anti-inflammatory properties. Tumeric is what makes curry powder yellow.

Curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, has been known to be effective in treating conditions such as cancer to Alzheimer’s disease.

It is a natural antiseptic and antibacterial agent, beneficial in treating cuts and burns.

Turmeric is widely used as a pain relief for conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia.

It is as effective as some conventional pain medications without the potentially harmful side effects.

Turmeric has been known to shrink tumors and prevent metastases.

It is also used to treat psoriasis, acne, and other inflammatory skin conditions.

It is also effective in weight loss and reversing heart disease.

Read more about Health Benefits Of Turmeric.

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(Per portion)
  • Energy: 129 kcal / 539 kJ
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Carbs: 15 g

Cook Time

  • Preparation: 25 min
  • Cooking: 1 h
  • Ready in: 1 h 25 min
  • For: 10 servings


Vegetable Patties


Creamy Cilantro Sauce


To Prepare The Vegetable Patties

  1. Place potatoes in a pot of cold water and bring to boil. Reduce heat to simmer for about 20 minutes until potatoes are soft. Meanwhile, prepare vegetables. Preheat oven 400 degrees F and lightly spray baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add onion, garlic, and ginger, saute until onions are softened about 3 minutes. Add cumin, turmeric, cilantro, carrot, peas, green beans, corn, and salt. Cook until vegetables are tender.
  3. When potatoes are tender, drain them using a colander and rinse with cold water. Mash potatoes with a potato masher or a fork, add cooked vegetables and stir to fully combine. Shape mix into balls, then flatten.
  4. Combine gluten-free flour in a bowl with coconut flour and a pinch of salt.
  5. Dip patties in flour mix, place on a greased baking sheet. Brush or spray with oil. Bake for 40 minutes, turning halfway.

To Prepare The Cilantro Sauce

  1. Drain and rinse sunflower seeds. Place sunflower seeds in a high-speed blender along with water, tahini, garlic, lime juice, cilantro, cayenne pepper, and salt.
  2. Process until smooth and creamy. Scrape down the side of the blender and process again. Keep refrigerated for up to 5 days.


Vegetable Patties With Cilantro Sauce
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.