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Sneak some veggies into your diet - Spinach Patties

Growing up in an Indian household, but not loving a lot of Indian food, especially the vegetables, was a bit of an issue. Lucky for me my creative mum found new ways to sneak veggies into my diet.

I did love aloo tikkis, potato fritters that were slightly crispy on the outside and soft on the inside, with sweet-and-sour tamarind chutney.

She decided to use the leftovers of a leftover spinach dish, called Saibhaji, and turn it into patties, similar to aloo tikkis! Worked like a charm--delicious and nutritious!

I decided to make my own version--less spicy and more garlicky. I make a whole bunch and then freeze them for whenever I'm hungry. Then I just heat them in a pan. Tastes so yummy you wouldn't even know it's that nutritious.


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 to 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • About 900g pounds fresh or frozen spinach
  • About 1 cup rolled oats (ground in a blender)
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • About 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten (or flax eggs for a vegan version)


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C.
  2. In a large pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until soft and translucent, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add 3/4 cup ground rolled oats, walnuts, salt, pepper, and, cayenne pepper.
  3. Cook the spinach until it wilts, then transfer to a blender or use a hand blender to until relatively smooth.
  4. Add spinach to the onion and garlic mix, then once cooled, stir in the eggs. If the mixture is too loose, add a little more ground rolled oat.
  5. Shape the spinach mixture into patties and dust some of the oat flour around them. Lay the patties in an oven tray and bake for 10-15 mins.
  6. If you want to keep to be eaten later, bake for 10 mins rather than 15, let them cool, then freeze them with parchment paper in between and store in a zip-lock bag. 
  7. To reheat, put them on a pan, and if you'd like them a bit more crispy, add some olive or coconut oil ;)

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