Vegan potato dumplings with chestnut flour

Today I’m going to share with you a recipe for vegan potato dumplings. You can also call them vegan purple potato gnocchi. There are two versions: sweet potatoes and purple potato dumplings. They are gluten-free and very tasty.

vegan potato dumpling
purple potato dumpling

In my recipe I use chestnut flour which gives this vegan potato dumplings their unique taste. But of course if you’re not a fan of chestnut flour’s you are free to use any of your favorite kind of flour. To prepare vegan purple potato gnocchi you can also use only potato flour.

To make vegan purple potato gnocchi I use orange sweet potatoes or purple potatoes and there are two reasons for that. First of all they are extremely healthy and secondly they look so cool! If purple potatoes are new to you, keep your eyes open – probably they will appear in your local store real soon! Sweet potatoes contain a lot of vitamins and dietary minerals. All orange fruit and veggies are rich in beta-carotene which has not only a positive effect on our skin but also prevents ageing processes. Purple potatoes, just like blueberries and blackberries, are a good source of anthocyanins and others antioxydants. They have beneficial effect on our health.

vegan potato dumplings or simply vegan gnocchi
vegan purple potato dumplings

What do I need to make vegan purple potato gnocchi?

For 2 hungry people:

  • 300 g of boiled orange sweet potatoes or purple potatoes
  • 70 g of potato flour
  • 30 g of chestnut flour
  • 5 g of oil of olive
  • garlic powder
  • salt

How to make vegan potato dumplings?

  • boil sweet or purple potatoes in slightly salted water
  • mash the potatoes with a fork or a masher
  • let them cool off
  • add flour, oil of olive and spices
  • knead the dough with your hands until the ingredients combine
  • if the dough is sticky, add more potato flour
  • form a thin roll from the dough
  • cut the roll into small diamonds
vegan potato dumpling (gnocchi)
vegan potato dumpling made of purple potatoes and orange sweet potato

How to boil vegan purple potato gnocchi?

  • boil water in a pot
  • add salt
  • add a hint of oil
  • put dumplings in water
  • once they rise, boil them for 1 minute


potato dumplings on frying pan vegan gnocchi
vegan potato dumpling

Dumplings with chestnut flour taste great both boiled and fried. They will taste even better with your favorite vegetables. I often eat my vegan potato dumplings sprinkled with good olive oil and chilli flakes. And the next day I often fry them with a clove of garlic and some onion.

And I always remember to fry my food for a shorter period of time to limit the formation of harmful acrylamide.


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  1. October 22, 2018

    Great recipe and with chestnut flour sounds so aromatic A must try to make for me. Thanks for sharing.

    • October 23, 2018

      Dear Nico,
      Thank you so much for your nice comment. If you will try it I hope you will like it. In deed chestnut flour gives this special flavor which I really like. Thank you for your visit.

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