Sweet Potato Tikki Recipe: How To Make Shakarkandi Tikki

By: Sowmya Subramanian

Sweet potato tikki is a perfect alternative if you are bored of adding potatoes to your cooking. Also known as the shakarkandi tikki, it is made by pan frying the boiled sweet potatoes with a load of Indian spices.

The sweet potato cutlet has a tinge of sweetness and tanginess of the lemon along with the spices, which makes it a perfect blend. This recipe is an all-time favourite during upvas and hence, we have used buckwheat while binding the tikki dough.

The delectable sweet potato and buckwheat tikki is a simple recipe to prepare and does not require too much of an effort while preparing it. This tikki goes best with the phalhari green chutney.

If you are longing to eat some mouth-watering snacks and want to prepare them at home, then read the step-by-step procedure along with images and also watch a video of the sweet potato tikki recipe.

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sweet potato tikki recipe
SWEET POTATO TIKKI RECIPE | HOW TO MAKE SHAKARKANDI TIKKI | SWEET POTATO CUTLET RECIPE
Sweet Potato Tikki Recipe | How To Make Shakarkandi Tikki | Sweet Potato Cutlet Recipe
Prep Time
10 Mins
Cook Time
35 Mins
Total Time
45 Mins

Recipe By: Meena Bhandari

Recipe Type: Snacks

Serves: 7-8

Ingredients
  • Sweet potatoes (washed and cut into half) - 2 large

    Water - 4 cups

    Grated ginger - 1 tsp

    Green chillies (chopped) - 1 tsp

    Red chilli powder - 1 tsp

    Garam masala - ½ tsp

    Amchur (dry mango powder) - 1 tsp

    Chaat masala - 1 tsp

    Rock salt to taste

    Lemon juice - 2 tsp

    Corn flour - 1 tbsp

    Buckwheat (kuttu) - 1 tbsp

    Oil - 2 tbsp (for pan frying)

Red Rice Kanda Poha
How to Prepare
  • 1. Add water in a pressure cooker and add the sweet potatoes.

    2. Pressure cook it for up to 3-4 whistles and allow it to cool.

    3. Once it cools down, open the lid and peel the skin off the sweet potato.

    4. Mash it a little and add grated ginger and green chillies on to it.

    5. Further, add red chilli powder, garam masala, amchur and chaat masala.

    6. Then, add rock salt, lemon juice, corn flour and buckwheat.

    7. Mix well and knead it well.

    8. Divide it into equal portions and roll them into round balls with your hands.

    9. Flatten it a little like a peda.

    10. Meanwhile, add oil to a heated pan.

    11. Place the tikkis on the pan and let it pan-fry on a medium flame.

    12. The tikkis will turn brown, then carefully flip them over and let them get cooked on the other side.

    13. Serve hot.

Instructions
  • 1. We use chaat masala here that has regular salt. If you are making this during any vrat, you can either skip the chaat masala or make it at home with rock salt.
  • 2. If the tikki breaks while frying, you can add some more cornflour to the dough to bind it properly.
  • 3. You can grill the tikkis instead of pan frying them as well.
Nutritional Information
  • Serving Size - 1 tikki
  • Calories - 142 cal
  • Fat - 6 g
  • Protein - 5 g
  • Carbohydrates - 16 g
  • Sugar - 4 g
  • Fibre - 3 g

STEP BY STEP - HOW TO MAKE SWEET POTATO TIKKI

1. Add water in a pressure cooker and add the sweet potatoes.

sweet potato tikki recipe
sweet potato tikki recipe

2. Pressure cook it for up to 3-4 whistles and allow it to cool.

sweet potato tikki recipe

3. Once it cools down, open the lid and peel the skin off the sweet potato.

sweet potato tikki recipe
sweet potato tikki recipe

4. Mash it a little and add grated ginger and green chillies on to it.

sweet potato tikki recipe
sweet potato tikki recipe
sweet potato tikki recipe

5. Further, add red chilli powder, garam masala, amchur and chaat masala.

sweet potato tikki recipe
sweet potato tikki recipe
sweet potato tikki recipe
sweet potato tikki recipe

6. Then, add rock salt, lemon juice, corn flour and buckwheat.

sweet potato tikki recipe
sweet potato tikki recipe
sweet potato tikki recipe
sweet potato tikki recipe

7. Mix well and knead it well.

sweet potato tikki recipe
sweet potato tikki recipe

8. Divide it into equal portions and roll them into round balls with your hands.

sweet potato tikki recipe
sweet potato tikki recipe

9. Flatten it a little like a peda.

sweet potato tikki recipe

10. Meanwhile, add oil to a heated pan.

sweet potato tikki recipe

11. Place the tikkis on the pan and let it pan-fry on a medium flame.

sweet potato tikki recipe

12. The tikkis will turn brown, then carefully flip them over and let them get cooked on the other side.

sweet potato tikki recipe
sweet potato tikki recipe

13. Serve hot.

sweet potato tikki recipe
sweet potato tikki recipe
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Story first published: Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 15:40 [IST]
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