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Kale and Red Potato Fritters

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Kale and Red Potato Fritters or pancakes are a vegan and gluten-free side or breakfast recipe for any day. Made using protein-rich gram flour, these fritters are eggless and are dairy-free too. 

Stack Kale and Potato Fritters in a white upside-down bowl. In the background are some potatoes and kale along with a bowl of yogurt.
Kale and Potato Fritters

These easy snack fritters can be made small or one can make it into a big size as a pancake or even bake it as a sheet pan. Best served as a side to parties, can be even enjoyed for lunch boxes or your picnics. Goes easy as a finger food for toddlers and babies with the goodness of kale and potato. 

I came up with both of these ingredients as I had a good harvest of both in my gardens. Yes, I grew red potatoes for the first time and was happy with the harvest. Kale comes up nicely during the late summer or autumn months. So I had to make something healthy from both.

This recipe is similar to my vegan chickpea omelette recipe. All I did was add some chopped kale and red potatoes. As I have added potatoes in grated form, no prep work is needed. Just mix in everything and you have one healthy breakfast or meal ready.

These savory pancakes can be enjoyed as is, but I like to serve them with some green coriander chutney and tamarind chutney or at times as a side to my evening tea.

And if you want to include kale and potatoes as a simple side to your rotis or rice, try this Sautéed Kale and potatoes—an easy side to your parties.

Kale and Potato Fritters on a white upside-down bowl. In the background are some potatoes and kale along with a bowl of yogurt.
Kale and Potato Fritters

Ingredients and replacements for Kale and Red Potato Fritters

Kale 

I have used green curly kale. One can use any kale variety or it can be replaced with spinach, red amaranth, or any leafy green.

Red Potato

Grated potatoes add a nice texture to the fritters. Adds to crunch as well as taste. Any variety of potatoes can be used.

Gram flour

Gram flour is used as a binding agent. One can replace it with any gluten-free flour. One can use millet flours too, I have used ragi, bajra, and jowar for the same. Something similar in this Zucchini/Courgette Fritters.

Spices

I have used cumin seeds, red chili powder, green chili, turmeric powder, and salt. Red chili powder and green chili are optional and can be skipped. 

Water

Water is again used to assemble and form the batter.

Shelf life of Kale and Potato Fritters

I have not stored these, as they are best enjoyed warm or fresh. However, they would stay good for a day or so. When needed just warm them and enjoy.

Storing Batter

The batter can be stored in the fridge for 3-4 days. It is best to remove the batter from the fridge at least 30 minutes before to let it come to room temperature.

Top view of Kale and Potato Fritters in a white upside-down bowl. In the background are some potatoes and kale along with a bowl of yogurt.
Kale and Potato Fritters

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Stack Kale and Potato Fritters in a white upside-down bowl. In the background are some potatoes and kale along with a bowl of yogurt.
Kale and Potato Fritters
Stack Kale and Potato Fritters in a white upside-down bowl. In the background are some potatoes and kale along with a bowl of yogurt.
Stack of Kale and Potato Fritters in a white upside-down bowl. In the background are some potatoes and kale along with a bowl of yogurt.

Kale and Red Potato Fritters or pancakes

Kale and Red Potato Fritters or pancakes is a vegan and gluten-free side or breakfast recipe for any day. Made using protein rich gram flour, these fritters are eggless and are dairy-free too.
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Course: Breakfast, Sides
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Vegan, Vegetables
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Resting Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10 medium size
Calories: 83kcal
Author: Renu Agrawal-Dongre

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Gram flour
  • 1 cup chopped kale.
  • 2 medium size red potatoes grated.
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2-3 green chili chopped finely.
  • ¼ teaspoon asafoetida powder **Please see notes for gluten-free
  • Salt to taste
  • Water as required.
  • tsp Oil – more would be required to shallow fry

Instructions

  • Rinse and chop the 1 cup chopped kale. leaves.
  • Peel and grate 2 medium size red potatoes grated..
  • In a bowl, sift in the 1 Cup Gram flour.
  • Add in the 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, 1 teaspoon red chili powder, ½ teaspoon turmeric powder, 2-3 green chili chopped finely. and Salt to taste.
  • Give it a quick mix.
  • Add the chopped kale and grated potatoes.
  • Slowly add Water as required.and make a smooth and thick batter.
  • Water should not be very runny, but of dropping consistency.
  • Heat a heavy bottom pan to medium hot.
  • Add or grease it with tsp Oil.
  • Add around 2 tablespoons of batter and spread it to 3–4-inch diameter.
  • Cook it on a medium stove until the fritters start releasing the edges.
  • Once done from the bottom flip and cook on the other side.
  • Cook until they are golden brown.
  • Enjoy.

Notes

  • Standard US Size cups and spoons are used. 1 cup = 237 ml, 1 teaspoon = 5 ml
  • Measurements are a rough guide. One can change as per their liking.
  • Asafoetida (Hing) powder available in shops contains wheat and is not gluten-free. Gluten-intolerant’s can either skip completely or opt for Gluten Free Asafoetida (Hing)
 
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Nutrition Facts
Kale and Red Potato Fritters or pancakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 83 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.2g
Sodium 53mg2%
Potassium 329mg9%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 739IU15%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* I am not a nutritionist. The nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It varies depending upon the product types or brands.
Disclaimer: I am not a nutritionist. The nutritional information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It varies depending upon the product types or brands.

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