Quinoa Potato Patties

Quinoa Potato Cakes
Quinoa Potato Tikki

Quinoa” is the magic word of the season….You must have heard about it from friends, family, stores, media or somewhere or the other……Although it recently came into limelight however quinoa has been around since 3000yrs back.

It is a a species of the ‘grain like crop’ grown primerly for it’s seed (Chenopodium) and is closely related to beetroots, spinach n more.
It’s also “Gluten Free” hence great for vegans, lactose intolerent n more.
Also high in protein, amino acids and calcium….kind of a SUPER FOOD Huhhh :))
Well enough gyan, coming back to the main topic, on the occasion of Krishna Janamasthmi, wanted to make something vegan hence this recipe.
Since it’s gluton free hence we have to combine quinoa with little bit of potato & chetnut flour to make it bindable.
PS: Quinoa falls in the same family of Ramdana (Amaranth) which is eaten during fasts/vrat.


Quinoa Potato Patties
Serves: 4
Serving Suggestion: Can be eaten as appetizer or entrée along with yogurt or sauce
1 Large nonstick pan – To make tikki / cakes
1 Large Bowl – To mix all the ingredients Food Mixer/Grinder
1 Cup Cooked Quinoa
1 Large Boiled Potato – Shredded
½ Cup Thick Yogurt – (If Vegan, Please use homemade or store bought Vegan Yogurt)
3 Tbsp Water Chestnut Flour (Singhara Atta)
½ Cup Fresh Coriander Leaves (Dhania Patta)
1 Tsp Ginger – Shredded
2 Green Chilies – Finely Chopped – Optional
1 Tsp Cumin Powder
2 Tsp Salt – I’m using sendha namak (Rock Salt used in fasts), you may use as per choice
4 Tbsp Olive Oil – Oil as per taste and preference
  • Grind coriander leaves, ginger and green chilies in a food mixer/grinder. Keep aside (Green Paste)
  • In a large bowl, mix green paste along with all the ingredients except oil.
  • Now mix/knead this mixture for 1-2minutes to evenly combine all the ingredients.
  • Make medium round tikki’s/cakes. (Makes approx 10 medium size tikki’s)
  • Heat 2tbsp oil in a nonstick pan on high for 1-2min.
  • Now place 4-5 tikki’s on the heated pan and cook evenly. Each side takes 2-3min (Medium brown in color)
  • Follow the above step to cook rest of the tikki’s/cakes.
  • Serve Hot.

2 Replies to "Quinoa Potato Patties"

  • decocinasytacones September 9, 2013 (10:09 pm)

    I love this recipe of Quinoa potato cakes…
    Thanks for sharing

    • Molly Kumar September 9, 2013 (10:14 pm)

      Hello Marialuisa,
      So happy to see u comment and GLAD u liked it 🙂
      Hope everything's going great.
      Luv, Molly

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