Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Sweet Potato Cutlet Recipe-Sweet Potato Tikki-Easy and Healthy Snacks

Sweet potatoes (sakkarai valli kizhangu in Tamil) are high in vitamin A, vitamin E and beta carotene. They also have decent source of vitamin C, potassium, calcium and folate. It is one of the high calorie starch food. Most kids will refuse to eat plain boiled sweet potato but if you give sweet potato kheer or prepare cutlets with sweet potato, they will ask you for more. It is a great kid friendly snack and can be whipped up in just 15-20 minutes. It is quite filling and keeps hunger at bay. Today we will learn how to make sweet potato cutlet following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Sweet Potato Cutlet

Sweet Potato Cutlet Recipe

Sweet Potato Cutlet

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Yields: 8 cutlets
 Recipe CategorySnacks
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Sweet Potato - 3 medium size
   Onion - 1 big finely chopped
   Green chilli -1 finely chopped
   Coriander Leaves -1 tbsp finely chopped
   Chilli Powder - 1/2 tsp
   Bengal gram flour (besan/kadalai mavu) - 2 tbsp
   Rice flour - 1 tbsp
   Salt to taste
   Oil for shallow frying


Wash sweet potatoes well, chop it into 3 pieces and cook until soft. I pressure cooked for 3 whistles.

Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker and drain the water completely. Peel the skin of sweet potatoes and mash it well without any lumps.

Finely chop onion, green chilli and coriander leaves.

preparation for Sweet Potato Cutlet

Add finely chopped onions, coriander leaves and green chilli to the finely mashed sweet potato.

Add salt needed, chilli powder, gram flour and rice flour.

how to make sweet potato cutlet

Mix everything well to form a dough. Take a lemon sized sweet potato dough, make a smooth ball and flatten it to form tikkis (disc). Do not make it very thick. It should be of medium thickness. Make sure that there are no cracks.

Repeat the same process for the rest of the dough.

Sweet Potato Tikki


Heat oil in a shallow pan, and fry the tikkis both sides on low heat until golden brown. (you will need around 2-3 tsp of oil per cutlet).

Serve hot with tomato ketchup or green chutney.

Serve kids with these healthy, easy-to-prepare snack after school. Adults can have it with evening tea or any time of the day.

Note - When preparing for kids, you can omit the green chilli.

If you found this post useful, I would really love it, if you pin it or share it with your Facebook fans or Twitter followers or Google+ circles today. All it takes is a simple click on the “pin it” “like,” “share,” “tweet,” or Google+ buttons below the post. It will keep me motivated. Thank you!


  1. Like to try this for my 5yr son

  2. Thanx for sharing this recipe. I love sweet potatoes...I shall make these cutlets for certain.Thx dear Padhu once again...

  3. I tried this. It was tasty. Thankx. I used fried gram powder instead of bengal gram and rice flour. Your recipes are wonderful and the way of presentation is too good. You are doing a great job. Keep going.

  4. Was looking for the recipe to reassure my ideas for my 5 yr old kid...thanks a lot.

  5. I tried this, it is superb! Thanks Padhu mam!

  6. healthy cutlets .. made it today as a evening snack and liked it much .. Thanks ..

  7. I tried this today...we loved them! My fussy kids now have something they like! Thanks!

  8. Very good recipe and nicely explained. Thank you and I shall try this soon.

  9. I made this today. My kids loved the cutlets. They never liked to eat sweet potato. This way they enjoyed eating. Thank u for the recipe.

  10. Can I store this dough in refrigerator for later use..?

    1. You can even freeze it. Before tawa frying, bring it to room temperature.

  11. how if we don have gram flour ?anything can be replace

  12. I tried it today. It came out really good

  13. Am going to buy sweet potatoes now:-)

  14. Yey tried it today and my kids ate it too. Thank you for such an easy recipe

  15. Tried it today and 2 yr kid loved it. Thanks for the recipe. Sweet potatoes are healthier and better than potatoes

  16. I tried on my kid birthday party.. it's a big hit in party... Thanks a lot..


Thank you for dropping by my blog.Hope you enjoyed reading the recipes.Your feedback and comments are appreciated. Comments with links to external sites will be deleted.