Saturday 2 February 2019

Indian Spiced Sweet Potato Patties

Hello friends,
I am back with another simple yet delicious winter recipe today.
Sweet Potato is eaten with relish by kids and adults. The sweet taste and texture is similar to a potato. This makes it so likeable. Sweet potato is especially seen in abundance during the winter season. The carts that sell roasted sweet potato is a common sight on street corners, just as the corn on the cob carts are, during monsoons.

Sweet potato patties

Sweet potatoes are low in sodium and are a very good source of fibre,  carbohydrates, proteins, calcium and vitamins. It makes a healthier alternative to potatoes. Today, I experimented with sweet potato to create a patties/tikki.

This one is quick and easy to prepare, can be served as an healthy evening snack. Serve it with a combo of green chutney, tomato sauce, mayo, or curd dip. Any which way, it will only enhance the taste further.


One kg sweet potatoes
1 tsp garam masala
1 green chilly (finely chopped)
1 tsp coriander powder
1 small onion ( finely chopped) This is optional
1 tsp  black pepper powder
A few chopped coriander leaves
Juice from one lime
2 bread slices
Salt to taste
Oil for shallow fry


1.  Wash the sweet  potatoes  thoroughly. Place the unpeeled potatoes in a pressure cooker. Add two cups of water and close the lid. Pressure cooker this for 3 whistles over high heat. Cook until potatoes are soft and tender.

2. Now drain, cool, and peel potatoes.

3. Put the potatoes in a large bowl. Add onion, salt, garam masala, coriander powder, pepper, chopped green chilly, and coriander leaves.

4.  Mash the sweet potatoes by hand or with a large fork. See that no lumps are formed.

5. Now take the bread slices and add to a bowl of  water, squeeze out the water and then add to the sweet potato mixture.

6. Shape the potato mixture into flat round or oblong  patties.
Maximum  2 or 3 inches in diameter.

7. In a frying pan, heat a little oil over medium heat.

8. Fry the sweet potato patties until golden brown on both sides.

9. Add oil if need be for the next batch of cutlets while frying. As sweet potato is already cooked you don't need to deep fry.

10. Now serve this with ketchup, mayo or chutney.

sweet potato patties


You can serve it at meal time as a side dish.

Or make a toasted sandwich with green chutney and sliced tomato in addition to the cutlet filling.  This tastes delightful.


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