Sweet potato tikki recipe

Sweet potato tikki or patties recipe – it is the perfect snack for Navratri fast or ekadashi vrat. It is filling and delicious.

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If you like hint of sweetness in your savoury food then this is for you. Lemon juice is added which balance out the sweet flavor of the sweet potatoes.

I have added singhare ka atta (water chestnut flour) to the mixture, so I am able to form the tikki. You can use any other fasting flour like rajgira atta (amaranth flour) or kuttu ka atta (buckwheat flour) or arrowroot

**Note: While making this sweet potato tikki, I have added chaat masala. I have used special homemade chaat masala which can be consumed on vrat. As store bought chaat masala has already added regular salt in it. And this regular salt in not allowed while fasting. So my mom always makes fasting chaat masala using sendha namak or rock salt. You can skip the addition of chaat masala in the recipe.

During the Navratri fasting or vrat, people eat farali food and potato is most common ingredient in most dishes. So sometimes I get tired of having potatoes in every meal. That time sweet potato gives nice change and different taste. But of course you can make the same recipe with regular potatoes and will be called aloo tikki instead.

Shakarkandi ki tikki is very easy to make and requires very less effort. Other than tikkis I use sweet potatoes in other recipes too. And sometimes I like to snack on steamed sweet potato. It is my childhood favorite snack on fasting days.

Check out more sweet potato recipes
Sweet potato kheer  //  Shakarkandi ki sabzi  //  Sweet potato halwa  //  Sweet potato sabudana vada  //  Shakarkandi chaat  //  Sweet potato ladoo


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1) Wash sweet potatoes, take into pressure cooker with enough water so they are submerged in the water. Cover the lid, put the weight on and cook it on medium heat for 5-6 whistles. Number of whistles and cooking time purely depends on the size of the sweet potato, so cook accordingly.

2) Let the pressure go down by itself, drain all the water and let the them cool to touch. Then remove the skin.
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3) Roughly cut into pieces and take into a bowl.

4) Now mash it with potato masher.
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5) Add all the spice powders (amchur powder, chaat masala, cumin powder, red chili powder, fennel seeds powder and sendha namak) along with chopped green chilies, cilantro leaves and crushed peanuts.

6) Squeeze the lemon juice on it. and mix it well.
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7) It might be very soft. If needed add singhare ka atta or rajgira atta or kuttu ka atta (any fasting flour) and mix it.

8) The quantity of the flour depends on the sweet potato type and how much moisture is present in it. Only add enough flour so that you are able to form the tikkis.
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9) Now grease your hands with oil or ghee. and start shaping the tikkis.

10) Shape all the tikkis. If you are serving it right away then start shallow frying or you can cover it with plastic wrap and keep it in refrigerator till needed.
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11) Heat few tablespoons of oil in a nonstick pan on medium heat. Once hot place the tikkis and fry.

12) Once get light brown from the bottom side the flip it and cook on other side as well. Remove it to a plate and serve.
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Serving suggestions: If serving these sweet potato tiikis on vrat or fasting days, have phalahari or farali chutney on side. If serving on regular day then enjoy it with your choice of chutney or ketchup.

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Sweet potato tikki recipe

US measuring cups are used (1 cup = 240 ml)
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Yield 12 tikkis
Author Kanan

Ingredients (1 cup = 240 ml)

  • 2 medium or 500 grams Sweet potatoes boiled, peeled and mashed
  • 1 teaspoon Chaat masala
  • 1 teaspoon Amchur powder (dried mango powder)
  • 1 teaspoon Cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red chili powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Fennel seeds powder
  • Rock salt (sendha namak) to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Peanuts crushed
  • 2-3 tablespoons Cilantro or coriander leaves chopped finely
  • 1 small Green chilies chopped finely
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon juice
  • 2-3 tablespoons Singhare ka atta (Water Chestnut flour) or rajgira atta
  • 3-4 tablespoons Oil

Instructions

Cooking sweet potatoes:

  1. Wash sweet potatoes, take into pressure cooker with enough water so they are submerged in the water.
  2. Cover the lid, put the weight on and cook it on medium heat for 5-6 whistles. Number of whistles and cooking time purely depends on the size of the sweet potato, so cook accordingly.
  3. Let the pressure go down by itself, drain all the water and let the them cool to touch.
  4. Then remove the skin.
  5. Roughly cut into pieces and take into a bowl.
  6. Now mash it with potato masher.

Making sweet potato tikki recipe:

  1. Add all the spice powders, sendha namak along with chopped green chilies, cilantro leaves and crushed peanuts.
  2. Squeeze the lemon juice on it. and mix it well.
  3. It might be very soft. If needed add singhare ka atta or rajgira atta or kuttu ka atta (any fasting flour) and mix it.
  4. Now grease your hands with oil or ghee. and start shaping the tikkis.
  5. Shape all the tikkis.
  6. Heat few tablespoons of oil in a nonstick pan on medium heat.
  7. Once hot place the tikkis and fry.
  8. Once get light brown from the bottom side the flip it and cook on other side as well.
  9. Remove it to a plate and serve.

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