Sweet potatoes are a great replacement for potatoes. So if you are bored of eating the regular potato dishes, or want a healthy alternative, then these tikkis are great to start with. They are simple, with basic flavours and you can also consume them during your vrat/fast.
The only time here goes to pressure cook the sweet potatoes. Pressure cooking time will depend on the quality of sweet potatoes. We pressure cooked them on high flame for 1 whistle and then on a medium flame for 10-15 minutes. To quicken the process you may cut the sweet potatoes in 2-3 pieces before cooking. This will reduce the cooking time needed. This is the only pre-preparation needed. Rest of the procedure if quick and simple.
Some tips and variations:
Instead of adding chopped cashews and raisins to the tikki mixture (just as we have done in the recipe), you may stuff the tikkis with them. You may also add desiccated coconut to the stuffing.
For the spices, we have used jeera powder and amchur, you may also add black pepper powder and chaat masala.
Instead of 2 sweet potatoes, you can also go ahead with half proportion of potatoes and sweet potatoes in this recipe.
This much quantity of ingredients will yield about 3 large cutlets or 5 medium sized cutlets.
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