Easy Vegan Snacks – Beetroot Patties

Spiced beetroot pattiesThese easy vegan snacks offer something completely different and unusual to snack on and are completely gluten free. They taste savoury but sweet, plain but spicy, filling yet moorish. Easy to pick up and eat, no mess from the beets, and something totally unique.

To start with, cook the whole beetroot in water until soft through. Test by pushing a skewer into the middle. Turn off the heat and leave in the water until you’re ready to cook the patties.

Thinly slice the beetroots and place the slices on a plate. I’ve cut them a bit too fat in these photos for most people’s taste (because I love beetroot so much!).

Thinly sliced beetroot


Next, pour some chickpea flour, also known as gram flour into a bowl and add the flavourings you want in your batter mix. Definitely add some salt, chilli and turmeric powder and optionally you can add some garam masala or a curry mix of your choice.

Gram flour and spices


Add water to the chickpea flour & spice mix and stir well until there are no lumps and the consistency is slightly runnier than a thick paste.

Put your beetroot slices into the bowl of flour with spices, so that the pieces of beetroot sink. Carefully take them out, one at a time and place into the hot pan with a tiny amount of coconut oil heated in the bottom.

Leave to cook for about 10 minutes and then turn over and finish by cooking the other side.

Plate of spiced beetroot patties


Serve alone as a delicious snack! They’re really surprisingly yummy!

12 patties

Easy Vegan Snacks – Beetroot Patties

An unusual snack you'll love!

15 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • 1 large beetroot or 2 medium
  • 2 cups gram flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon garam masala
  • Chilli powder to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon curry mix - optional


  1. Put the gram flour into a bowl and add the spices and salt. Slowly pour in water and stir until you get a thick consistency but still so you can pour it. Leave to stand for about 10 minutes. Stir again, and if it's got too thick, add a little more water and stir in well.
  2. Slice the beetroot into about 4 mm slices and place into the batter bowl. Cover with batter.
  3. Heat the frying pan and put in a little bit of coconut oil, just to give some moisture.
  4. Carefully transfer the beetroot in batter slices to the hot frying pan and cook for 5 minutes. Turn over and cook the other side for another 5 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. Place on a plate and serve.


You can add or change the spices you use in the batter for any spices of your choice. The total cooking time quoted is for if you're using ready cooked beetroot.


6 Replies to “Easy Vegan Snacks – Beetroot Patties”

  1. Hello Soraya, I really like beets and this caught my eye since it is so unusual! I am definitely going to try this. I didn't know what "gram" flour was but once I looked it up I realized I have had it before but only knew it as chickpea flour. I am inspired now to use this ingredient in more things. It sounds very versatile. I have had cookies made with it as well as savory dishes. I cannot have chili or turmeric but I could probably put any number of other seasonings in the mix for these. I will have to think of what seasonings would work well for this. I might try some fairly plain with just salt and pepper first to get an idea what it tastes like and branch out from there. This would also be a very unique and healthy side dish! Thanks so much for this great idea! Jessica
    1. Hi Jessica, Thanks for your comment! Sorry that I wasn't clear about the gram flour in the post, I've now specified what gram flour is for other readers so that they don't have the same doubt. You're right that gram flour is really versatile - I use it in everything and I absolutely love it. It's delicious and healthy! By the way, if you're going to make the beetroot patties without the turmeric and chilli I would definitely recommend using some form of flavouring or spice blend instead of the turmeric and chilli - and not just leaving them plain. I did try cooking them plain but the flavour was totally different and lacking. Do you eat other spice blends, like cumin for example? If so, you can just replace the chilli and turmeric for a different blend of your choice. I hope you have some nice beetroot patties when you try them!
      1. Thanks Soraya, I would probably do something garlic or lemon based. I am sensitive to cumin too I think but I love the flavor of garam masala and am trying to figure out just which spices I can have. Jessica

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