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sweet potato tikki

sweet potato tikki – one more recipe for the navratri fast or vratsweet potato tikki or patties is very easy to make and does not require much effort and time, especially on days when we fast.

so when you get bored of having potatoes, then sweet potato is a welcome change.

sweet potato tikki recipe

if you like potatoes, then you can make the same recipe with potatoes. whether with sweet potatoes or potatoes, these tikkis are delicious. another tikki recipe which you can make during fasting days is arbi tikki or arbi patties.

serve the sweet potato tikki with a phalhari green chutney or coconut chutney or even sweet tamarind chutney and you have nice comforting snack.

shakarkandi ki tikki

for binding the tikkis, i have used arrowroot flour. if you cannot get arrowroot flour, you can use water chestnut flour or buckwheat flour. when making during a non fasting season, you can add corn flour.

if you are looking for more fasting recipes then do check sukhi arbisabudana khichdi, sabudana vada, sabudana thalipeeth and aloo paneer kofta.

sweet potato tikki recipe details below:

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sweet potato tikki | navratri vrat recipe
sweet potato tikki - fasting recipe made from sweet potatoes.
CUISINE: indian
SERVES: 7-8 tikkis
INGREDIENTS (measuring cup used, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 1 tsp ginger - green chilli paste
  • 1 or 2 tbsp arrow root flour, water chestnut flour or buckwheat flour
  • 1 tsp chaat masala
  • ½ tsp amchur powder or dry mango powder
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp crushed roasted cumin or cumin powder
  • ½ tsp red chilli powder
  • ¼ tsp garam masala powder
  • rock salt or black salt as required
  • oil for frying
  1. rinse the sweet potatoes well in water.
  2. roast them in the oven till they are cooked and soft.
  3. or else pressure cook with enough water & salt till they become soft.
  4. you can also boil them in a pan with water & salt.
  5. drain the water.
  6. when they cool down, peel.
  7. with a potato masher mash the sweet potatoes well.
  8. add all the ingredients except oil.
  9. mix well.
  10. shape into medium sized tikkis or patties.
  11. pan fry with little oil till both the sides are browned.
  12. while serving garnish with some coriander leaves.
  13. serve sweet potato tikki with a chutney or sauce.
if the mixture feels a little loose, then add some more arrowroot flour or buckwheat flour.

when making for fast, please add sendha namak/rock salt.

if you cannot get dry mango powder, then just add lemon juice.

the spice powders and lemon juice can be adjusted to your taste preferences.

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  1. Priya says

    Hi Dassana!!! I have tried so many awesome recipes from ur blog n each time it’s a hit… I was so not into cooking but ur recipes n the compliments I get on that is turning me into a hobby cook… I love trying ur recipes.. Thank u! Would be trying this tikki in the evening today! :)

  2. Anu says

    Awesome recipe!!! tried this today with Almond Meal\Powder as I didnt have any other flours mentioned in the ingredients. They turned out awesome… A must try recipe

  3. Garima says


    I’m newly married and don’t really have a genius record in cooking. But your blog has come as a saviour for me. Since my entire family is a foodie so in order to impress them your blog is a huge help.
    Today while going through the blog I came across navratra recipes. Voila! It has made my day again. I was thinking of trying out this recipe today. Can you tell me what should be the consistency of the tikki. Looking forward to your response.

  4. Amy S says


    I want to try this recipe and was wondering if I can use rice flour or any other flour than the 3 you mentioned?
    thank you,

  5. Renuka says

    the golden brown color of ur tikkis is fantabulous…just perfect…
    I am unaware about water chestnut flour or buckwheat flour….what are they…
    Dassana….step by step pictures of the recipes ….is that feature…which makes ur blog really special and interesting…please do make them part of ur post….

    CHEERS :)

    • says

      dear renuka, i think you must be familiar with their hindi names. water chestnut flour is singhare ka atta in hindi. buckwheat flour is kuttu ka atta. commonly used flours during fasts.

      when it is a difficult or complicated recipe, i do make a step by step. but when the recipe is easy like this one, i don’t do step by step. step by step photographs take a lot of time and effort. it takes me two days to make one post, if i do step by step… that also working 2-3 hours everyday.

      whenever possible, i do try to add step by step pics. moreover when cooking also, taking pics at each step takes a lot of time. i do it all alone, as there is nobody to assist or help me. in fact even my camera has flours, besan on it…. i have to clean my camera & lens periodically.

      i have lots of step by step recipes in the drafts from months of may onwards. i don’t get time to work on the pics and posts :-(

  6. says

    Those look delicious. I love Indian snack food. Have you done a post on what exactly the Indian fasting season means in terms of food restrictions? If not, you should. I confess I am always baffled since I feel like you shouldn’t be eating anything (under what I understand the word fasting to mean)!

    • says

      dear laura, i was thinking about doing a post, but not yet. will do it some time. in india generally when we mean the word “fast” it means abstaining from meat, poultry, sea food and alcohol. but there are some indian festivals like the navratri and ekadashi (11th day of full moon and no moon cycle) where food made from cereals, lentils and legumes including onions and garlic are not eaten. even products made from these, like pasta, breads, tofu, pappadoms etc are not eaten. so it is not like we don’t eat anything. we eat satvic food and this helps in not only detoxifying the body, but also in purifying the mind and the emotions.

  7. says

    These look delicious. I wonder if anyone has noticed weight gain during navaratri. All bloggers seem to be preparing these delicious snacks all the 9 days.

  8. says

    I left 3 comments last night on sabudana khichdi, arbi tikki and vegan fruit cream but none of them went in moderation as it normally goes. Please check the spam folder, might be went there as I left 3 comments and probably spam defender found spam (I am not spammer Lol) :)

    Love seeing all fasting recipe on your blog. I love all kinds of tikkis, pattices and cutlets. Will be trying this sweet potato tikki soon. Beautiful clicks. Love your photography.

    • says

      i did not receive any comment from you on any of the three posts except for the pingpack which is automated… i checked the spam folder and this above comment – one of it has gone there. there are no other comments. i must have deleted yesterday night the spam comments :-( usually i don’t check the spam comments as i get lots and i just delete them. i wonder why it is behaving so strange. will look into this.

      me too love all kinds of tikkis and patties. thanks for liking the pics. i am not able to get good clicks for all these navratri posts as i just make them and click them. bad for me :-(