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Indian Cauliflower patties

Indian Cauliflower Patties

These Indian cauliflower patties are loaded with fragrant flavor and are vegan, gluten-free and low carb. They are perfect as an appetizer or served as a main. Make 12 palm-sized patties.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4 People
Calories 373 kcal


  • Food processor


  • 1 large Cauliflower
  • 1 medium brinjal/eggplant/aubergine
  • 1 medium onion (red/white)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 piece ginger (3/4 size of your thumb length)
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • cooking oil
  • 4 tbsp chickpea flour can sub with regular flour


  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds (or powder)
  • 1 tsp turmeric (optional)
  • 1 tsp garam masala or curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp chili flakes or cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp mango powder
  • 1 tsp salt


Roast vegetables

  • Preheat oven to 400F or 205C. Using a fork, stab holes into the brinjal at random. Wash and cut cauliflower. Place both onto a sheet pan and spray or coat with some oil. Cook for 30minutes.

Onion mix

  • Dice onion, ginger, and garlic. In a pan, heat some oil on medium and cook the onions until they appear glassy or semi-translucent. Place all the spices BESIDES the salt, mango powder and chili flakes in a small container. Add the ginger and garlic and cook for 1 minute. Then add the measured out spices. Cook for another 1 minute. Remove from heat.

Pattie mix

  • Cut the roasted brinjal and cauliflower into smaller pieces and add to a food processor. Pulse until combined. Add the onion mix, pulse. Add the mango powder, chickpea flower, and lemon juice and pulse.
  • Heat 1/2cm or 1/8 inch oil on medium-high. Form the mixture into pattie shapes and once oil is hot fry for 2 minutes on either side until golden brown. Remove from the oil and place on papwer towels or brown paper to absorb the extra oil.
  • Serve warm with a dipping sauce or on it's own.


  1. Turmeric and mango powder are optional.
  2. You can use normal all purpose flour if you don't have chickpea flour.
  3. You can bake these. If you do, lightly spray a baking tray with oil and spray the top of the patties with oil. Bake at 400F for 20-30 minutes. 
  4. You can make these spicier by adding chopped chillis into the mix. 
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