Home » Appetizers & starters, breakfast medley, healthy snacks, Lunchbox bites

Recipe | Easy & Healthy Broccoli Patties – Simple Pleasures of Life

27 February 2013 14 Comments


‘ If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere‘. ~ Van Gogh.  Early morning walk with my hubby is one activity I eagerly look forward to each day. Its a wonderful time I see some of the miracles of nature unfold as we walk along the narrow lanes and parks nearby.

The dim sky, the fresh morning air, quietness and the gentle pace of life is so enchanting.  The thumping of joggers zipping across, symphony of chirping birds, cling-cling of the milkman and the newspaper boys on cycle break the silence of nearly empty roads.

I have started appreciating these simple and small beauties of nature more and more after my new found love for photography. During one such walks I picked a few colorful leaves dressed in morning dew.

I had the ingredients for Broccoli patties ready in refrigerator for breakfast and made the patties. I quickly took one of the leaves I brought from my morning walk, washed it thoroughly, placed a few patties and clicked.

No fancy props here…doesn’t it look good?

Recipe | Broccoli Patties


(make 12 patties)

  • 1 cup grated Broccoli
  • 1 boiled potato
  • 2 fresh bread slices
  • 2 tbsp. crushed groundnuts
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 green chilly
  •  1/2 tsp. Black pepper powder
  • Salt as desired
  • Oil to shallow fry

Recipe | Broccoli Patties

Method; Pluck small florets from the broccoli wash and wipe with a kitchen napkin. Grate each floret with a grater. Boil and mash the potato.

Remove the crust from the bread slices and crumble them coarsely by hand.

Peel and chop onion very finely and dice the green chilly. Use roasted groundnuts for better taste and texture.

Take a large bowl and add grated broccoli, mashed potatoes and rest of the ingredients except oil. Mix to bring all the ingredients into together to make a soft dough.

Recipe | Broccoli Patties

Pinch a small portion from the dough and roll into a ball, flatten it slightly and repeat the same to make all the patties.

Heat a griddle and place a few Patties on it, drizzle a little oil around each patty and let it cook for 5-6 minutes on medium heat. Flip the patties and do the same to the other side also till they become golden brown and crisp from outside.

Recipe | Broccoli Patties

Serve these healthy snacks of Broccoli Patties with tea or as a perfect party appetizer. Serve these with green coriander or mint chutney, tomato sauce or yogurt raita.

Recipe | Broccoli Patties

These spicy patties is a wonderful way to include the powerhouse of nutrients – Broccoli to your diet. Adding crushed groundnuts to the recipe is my mom’s idea and I like the crunch-crunch in every bite it gives.


  1. Add grated cheese inside the patties for a kid friendly version.
  2. Replace sweet potatoes with potatoes.
  3. Use cauliflower, grated carrots, cabbage or beet to make these patties.
  4. You could coat the patties in dried bread crumbs and shallow fry or even deep fry them in oil.
  5. Avoid groundnuts if you have nut allergy.
  6. Use these Broccoli patties to make burgers.


Follow Me on Pinterest

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


  • chinmayie @ love food eat said:

    This is such a cool idea! We all love broccoli just by itself steamed or stir-fried, no picky eater here but I think it’s a good recipe for people who don’t really enjoy the flavor of broccoli.
    Lovely photos Sanjeeta 🙂

  • nags said:

    what a lovely idea! i’ll definitely try this 🙂

  • Em said:

    Simply delicious ! Thank you for sharing 😉
    I really love your website – So inspiring

  • deepa said:

    Really how can someone say no to this..Love the click with patties on leaf

  • Dipti Joshi said:

    Nice recipe and great presentation!

  • Priya said:

    Fantastic patties, beautiful way to sneak broccolis.

  • mjskit said:

    ‘ If you truly love Nature, you will find beauty everywhere‘. So true! I live in the desert and when people say “it’s brown!” I try to point out the oranges, yellows, and pinks. Some see them, some don’t. So I completely understand picking up leaves and enjoying the noise and smells of the early morning. I love morning walks! I also love what you did with the leaf and these delicious patties. What beautiful photos! These patties would make good burgers!
    mjskit recently posted..Orange Brown Butter Tart from a Sweet HeartMy Profile

  • Karen said:

    Tried this out last night – Very Simple but very tasty 🙂
    Thanks for this simple recipe!!

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Karen, Thanks for the feedback! Hugs.

  • Kuhoo said:

    This might be my first comment on ur blog but Im in love with ur recipes for long 🙂 I keep trying them & love the results! This recipe also looks tempting!
    One ques though…any suggestions if I want to make a non shallow fry version of this…then wht would be a better option…bake or grill?

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Kuhoo Grill looks better version to me.

  • Veena said:

    so yummy! will try

  • Seema said:

    waow!…Dint know you were 40 plus till i actually read “about you” column. Always presumed you were in late 20s or early 30s.
    Luv your fusion of recipes and creativity.
    Had a whole load of broccoli at home one day and was browsing the net thinking to myself-What to do with so much broccoli?..(broccoli is one of my last food i would opt even if there is nothing in the house)Then i came across your blog with broccoli patties- which was a instant hit at my house.
    i must admit i kinda modified to suit my family’s palate- like i added a pinch of minced ginger.
    Thank you for the recipe.
    Happy cooking

  • sanjeeta kk (author) said:

    @Seema, Thanks for the sweet appreciation. Age is just a number….glad that you liked what you cooked. Happy cooking!

Leave your response!

Add your comment below, or trackback from your own site. You can also subscribe to these comments via RSS.

Be nice. Keep it clean. Stay on topic. No spam.

CommentLuv badge

© 2009-2018 Lite Bite