I have picky eaters in the house that do not care for quinoa. I don’t blame them because not everyone would like the nutty flavor. But, knowing its health benefits I have to sneak it in somewhere right. That is how this patty was born. K nor the kids were aware that the cutlets were loaded with healthy ingredients like quinoa and flax. If I had mentioned, it would have been a whole different story and some things are better kept as a secret .My kids loved it too. Every 2 minutes while I was clicking I heard little voices asking if they could grab a piece. It sure doubled my clicking time, but it is pretty much part of every photo shoot. Finally, when I was done clicking, I told the kids to just leave 4 and finish up the rest. My son promptly came to me and said that there were only 5 left and those were the ones in the photo shoot. I am still surprised that my daughter had it without complaining since she is the pickiest in the house and cannot stand any spice. So, friends if you are looking for ways to disguise quinoa, try this since most kids love potatoes. Off to the recipe.
Healthy shallow fried patties made with potato, spinach and quinoa.
- potatoes - 2.5 cups - mashed
- spinach - 1 cup - packed (chop finely)
- quinoa - 1/4 cup - cooked
- salt - to taste
- chilly powder - 1/2 tsp
- cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
- chaat masala - 1 - 2 tsp
- flax meal - 1 tbsp mixed with 3 tbsp water
Boil potatoes and mash. Mix the mashed potatoes with spinach, quinoa, salt, chilly powder, cumin powder, chaat masala and flax meal mixture. Make small patties from the mix and shallow fry on a griddle until the patties are golden brown.
1. Chaat masala adds a nice tanginess and flavor. Omit if needed.
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1. Boil the potatoes and mash them. Cook quinoa according to this post.2. Take the mashed potatoes in a bowl.3. Add spinach and cooked quinoa.4. Mix it all together.5. Add salt, chilly powder, cumin powder and chaat masala.6. Mix it together.7. Add the flax mixture.8. Mix it again.9. Pinch a portion of the mix and form a ball.10. Flatten it to form a patty.11. Drizzle some oil on a griddle and place the patties over it. Drizzle a few drops of oil around the patties.12. Flip over in a few minutes. When both sides are golden brown, the patties are done. Remove and place on paper towels and serve warm with ketchup.
Tasty cutlets with ketchup.
9 Responses to Potato-Spinach-Quinoa Cutlet (Healthy Vegetarian Patties)
Tried it in the weekend. Its was too good Vardhini. I added few more veggies and brown rice to the cutlet. Loved it. Thank you for such a wonderful recipes. Will send it ur event.
Tried it over the weekend. Loved it Vardhini. I added few more veggies and brown rice to it. Will post it in my space and will also link it to ur event.
Thanks for a fabulous cutlet recipe.
healthy and looks so delicious too!
This looks so delicious. I’m going to try this for dinner tonight.. It reminds me of my favourite Sabudhana (sago) patties that my mum makes.
I’ve tried Quinoa pulao and didn’t like it so much, but have been trying to find ways of adding it to our meals… this is the perfect way!
Thanks so much for this great dish!
Ha ha! what devious way we have to follow to make and feed healthy food.
wow…cutlets sounds healthy n yummy!!
Super healthy cutlets..Looks wholesome.
Healthy and flavourful cutlets!
full of goodness and healthy too !! Wondering if quinoa can be substituted with something else…