Sweet potato and kale patties – learning to make whole food meals at home…

It has been my goal for many years to improve my cooking skills and to make nutritious whole food recipes at home. I am slowly improving in this area of my life (having a thermomix certainly helps)! Sometimes, however (if I am tired or if we have run out of food at home), we still end up with takeaway pizza! I am grateful that we have Made In Italy - the best pizza restaurant in the world on our door step.  They make the most amazing gluten free pizzas ever!

In aid of my home cooking goal, I have decided to create blog posts of my favourite recipes (the ones that work out well), so that I can share them with others; and so that I can find them again when I need them! I mostly find these recipes on Facebook (a fountain of so much amazing knowledge for me).

So here is this evening’s new recipe:




  • 2 large sweet potatoes, roasted in a 200 degrees celsius oven until a knife pierced in the centre goes cleanly through without any resistance (about one hour). Allow the potatoes to cool, peel, discard the skins and mash (you need about 2 cups).
  • 2 cups kale
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 1/2 cups chickpea flour
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1/2 to 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt to taste (pink salt)
  • EVOO for cooking (preferably cold pressed).


  1. Chop the kale (remove thick stems first) and coriander leaves 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 and cayenne. Add the chickpea flour 1/4 cup at a time, until the sweet potato mixture i firm enough to form patties. It will still be pretty soft, but it is ready when a ball formed by rolling the mixture between your palms remains firm.
  3. Heat the oil in a fry pan.
  4. To create the patties, wet your palms with some water and shape each portion into a flat, round patty about 2 inches across.
  5. Drop each patty into the frypan. cook each side on medium heat until golden brown.
  6. Remove the patties to a plate.


….and they turned out really well! They were yummy, stuck together really well and they did not stick to the bottom of the frypan. We served them with sweet chilli sauce and salad. Delicious!

With love and light