Wednesday, February 17, 2021



A popular street food in India are shallow fried patties which are known as Tikkis in Hindi. The most common of these is the Aloo Tikkis made with potatoes. Today's recipe is for Tikkis made with sweet potato instead! 

Sweet Potatoes are known as Shakarkhand in Hindi, Sihi Genasu in Kannada and Kannang in my mother tongue, Konkani. 

In addition, we know that the sweet potato has several health benefits.

Sweet Potato Tikkis can be made fast and can be enjoyed as an evening snack with a hot cup of tea. 

We enjoyed these Sweet Potato Tikkis with our favourite Maggi Hot and Sweet Ketchup! 


  • Sweet Potatoes, 3 (450-500 gms)
  • Large -sized Onion, 1
  • Green Chilli, 1 
  • Coriander Leaves, 1 tbsp 
  • Chilli Powder, 1/2 tsp or to taste 
  • Bengal Gram Flour, (Besan) , 2 tbsp
  • Rice Flour, 1 tbsp
  • Salt, to taste
  • Oil, as required for shallow frying

Wash the sweet potatoes thoroughly and cook them with adequate water in a pressure cooker for 3-4 whistles. Once the cooker cools, remove the sweet potatoes and keep aside. Once it is cool enough to handle peel the sweet potatoes and mash them well using a masher.
Peel the onion and finely chop it.
Finely chop the green chilli and the coriander leaves.
Next in a bowl mix together the mashed sweet  potatoes, finely chopped onion, green chilli and coriander leaves, salt, chilli powder, besan and rice flour 
( The besan and rice flour help in binding) 
Mix all of these thoroughly to make a dough    
Divide the dough into equal sized balls 
Flatten each of them in the palm of your hand to form tikkis 
Heat oil in a pan and shallow fry the tikkis in batches of  4-5 
Once they get done on one side, flip them, add oil on the top and sides and shallow fry the other side as well 
Place the tikkis on absorbent paper and then transfer them to a serving plate
Serve hot with ketchup or any chutney of your choice. 


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