Delicious, juicy, hearty, moist, fresh and full of colour, vibrancy and grounding texture and flavour!
These humble and simple ‘whip-it-together’ Ayurvedic Beetroot patties are going to blow your mind friends!
…If you have my E-book, ‘Simple Ayurveda in the Kitchen’ then you may have already tried or seen the ‘Coriander Besan Protein Patty’ recipe in there.
…These Beetroot patties are basically the same thing, however with a little added colour, vibrancy and sheer GOODNESS of beloved beetroot to add a little more oomph to your world, your body and sacred plate this Christmas and festive holiday season!
(…The great thing about all the recipes in my E-book is that you can get creative and mix and match other ingredients into the same recipes, once you get the hang of the process and basic steps necessary for making the magic happen!) 🙂
…These ‘Beetroot’ patties are just that. I made these up last week for the first time, when cooking up a lunch for a beautiful friend. They are SO simple, easy and fast to make. I think you’re going to love them! 🙂
So, If you have been undecided and unsure of what to cook on Christmas Day or over the Holidays as an easy party dish contribution and or wholesome vegies addition to another main meal, then these babies might be just the right thing for you!
…I’m personally making these tonight for our family Christmas Eve pot luck and am so excited to share and eat this here beetroot – love! 🙂
Wholesome Ayurvedic Christmas Beetroot Vegie Patties Recipe
- 1.5 cups besan flour (chickpea flour)
- 1 cup brown rice flour
- 1 cup water
- 3 medium grated beetroots
- 2 medium grated zucchinis
- Creation Process:1) Using your food processor or a hand grater, grate your beetroot, carrot and zucchini, then mix together with your hands in a large mixing bowl.2) Add 1.5 tbsp of cumin powder, 1.5 tbsp of coriander powder and 1 flat tsp of turmeric powder and mix through the grated rainbow of vegies in your bowl (…the colours of beet, carrot & zucchini together are soooo pretty!)3) In a small separate bowl, add your 1.5 cups of besan flour (chickpea flour), 1 cup of water, a couple of pinches of sea salt, a few cracks of black pepper and your fresh coriander (or shallots) and stir using a whisk until you create a smooth/thick batter-like consistency. (Note, err on the side of less liquid here to start with, remembering that the vegies will make the batter even more moist also!)3) Combine the besan batter with the grated vegies in your large mixing bowl using a spatula OR if your like me and like to get up-close-and-personal with your food and super tactile, 🙂 then with clean hands, put the spatula aside and give your mix a big juicy ‘massage’ to combine everything together until sticky and a good patty consistency.4) Sprinkle in 1 cup of brown rice flour to help give a little extra substance and dryness to the wet patty mix so you can press the mix together in your hands into a round patty. (You want the mix to be moist, yet not too wet that you can’t form a pattie in your hands. If your mix is too wet, add a little extra rice flour until it forms the right consistency for you!)5) Melt some Ghee or Coconut oil in your pan and let the pan warm for 2-3 minutes. Take a generous dollop of pattie mix in your hands and form a ball, then between your palms, flatten the ‘ball’ so it turns into a round juicy patty. Place your patty in the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes on one side, then flip it over and repeat on the other side. Repeat this step until all of your patties are cooked!5) Voila!! You did it, your patty’s are now ready to be savoured, enjoyed and shared with those you love! Serve with your favourite Mango or Date chutney and or a dollop of Coconut yoghurt raita (coconut yoghurt mixed with chopped cucumber and mint!) and or any other delicious condiment that your heart (and tastebuds) desire! 🙂
The juicy, rich, hearty colour and deliciousness of these patties is what makes them so mourish and feel good in the body.
Beetroot is a wonderful natural blood and iron builder for women, zucchini are hydrating and are also high in vitamin B6 necessary for buffering against excess stress in the body and carrots are high in beta-carotene which our genious bodies use to convert into Vitamin A, which is a very important nutrient for our eye sight, immune system and reproductive system.
And, besides of all of these wonderful nourishing benefits of Beetroot, Zucchini and Carrot combined, the colour combination of them all is simply out of this world and worth eating alone!
Sending warm wholesome wishes of love to you and your loved ones this Christmas and festive season!
Enjoy and may you always be nourished,