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shakarkandi tikki recipe - fasting recipe made from sweet potatoes or shakarkandi.

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total time:
30minutes

sweet potato tikki recipe with step by step photos – 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.

sweet potato tikki

so when you get bored of having potatoes, then sweet potato is a welcome change. if you like potatoes, then you can make the same recipe with potatoes. whether with sweet potatoes or potatoes, these tikkis are delicious. few more snacks recipes which you can make during fasting days are shakarkandi chaatfarali pattiesarbi tikki, sabudana tikki, sabudana vada and farali batata vada.

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

for binding the tikkis, i have used arrowroot flour. if you cannot get arrowroot flour, then you can use water chestnut flour or buckwheat flour. when making during a non fasting season, you can add corn flour also. remember to use sendha namak (rock salt) in the recipe, when you are making for religious fasting or vrat. on normal days you can use black salt instead of sendha namak.

if you are looking for more fasting recipes then do check:

sweet potato or shakarkandi tikki recipe below:

sweet potato tikki recipe, shakarkandi tikki recipe
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sweet potato tikki recipe

shakarkandi tikki recipe - fasting recipe made from sweet potatoes or shakarkandi.
course snacks
cuisine indian
prep time 10 minutes
cook time 20 minutes
total time 30 minutes
servings 7 -8 tikkis
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 4 sweet potatoes (shakarkandi)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger - green chilli paste
  • 1 or 2 tablespoon arrow root flour or water chestnut flour or buckwheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala
  • ½ teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur powder)
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon crushed roasted cumin or cumin powder
  • ½ teaspoon red chilli powder (lal mirch powder)
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • rock salt (sendha namak) or black salt as required
  • oil for frying

how to make sweet potato tikki recipe

  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. when they cool down, then peel them.

  6. with a potato masher mash the sweet potatoes well.
  7. add all the ingredients except oil. mix well.

  8. shape into medium sized tikkis or patties.
  9. pan fry the shakarkandi tikkis with little oil till both the sides are browned.

  10. while serving garnish with some coriander leaves.
  11. serve sweet potato tikki with a chutney or sauce.

recipe notes

few tips for shakarkandi tikki recipe:
  1. if the mixture feels a little loose, then add some more arrowroot flour or buckwheat flour.
  2. when making beetroot tikki for fast or vrat, then please add sendha namak (rock salt) only. don't use regular salt for fasting food.
  3. if you are not making these tikkis for religious fasting or vrat, then instead of rock salt, you can use regular salt also.
  4. if you cannot get dry mango powder (amchur powder), then just add lemon juice.
  5. the spice powders and lemon juice can be adjusted to your taste preferences.

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how to make shakarkandi or sweet potato tikki recipe:

1. rinse 4 medium sized sweet potatoes (shakarkandi) well in water.

sweet potato tikki recipe

2. roast them in the oven till they are cooked and soft. or else pressure cook with enough water and salt till they become soft. you can also boil them in a pan with water and salt.

sweet potato tikki recipe

3. drain the water. allow the sweet potatoes to cool.

sweet potato tikki recipe

4. when they cool down, then peel them.

sweet potato tikki recipe

5. with a potato masher mash the sweet potatoes well.

sweet potato tikki recipe

6. measure lime juice, spices and keep all the ingredients ready for making shakarkandi tikki.

sweet potato tikki recipe

7. add 1 teaspoon roasted cumin powder (bhuna jeera powder), ½ teaspoon amchur powder (dry mango powder), 1 teaspoon ginger-green chili paste, 1 teaspoon chat masala, ½ teaspoon red chilii powder, ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder and sendha namak (rock salt) as required. if you are not making these tikkis for religious fasting or vrat, then instead of rock salt you can use regular salt also.

sweet potato tikki recipe

8. next add 1 or 2 tablespoon arrowroot flour or water chestnut flour or buckwheat flour. i have use buckwheat flour.

sweet potato tikki recipe

9. mix well.

sweet potato tikki recipe

10. shape into medium sized tikkis or patties.

sweet potato tikki recipe

11. pan fry beetroot tikkis with little oil till both the sides are browned.

sweet potato tikki recipe

12. while serving garnish with some coriander leaves. serve sweet potato tikki with a chutney or sauce.

shakarkandi ki tikki

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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36 comments/reviews

  1. I am your big fan Dassana. You have made cooking so simple and easy. Can i add chopped onions and coriander leaves to this?

    • thanks parvathy. of course, you can add onions and coriander leaves in the tikki recipe. many variations can be made.

  2. I am a big fan of your recipes. Am planning to try the tikkis today, however I do not have any of the mentioned flours. Can I use maida / besan or any other substitute? looking fwd to your response.

    • thanks charuta. you can use any flour for binding. like maida, besan or rice flour. if using besan, then lightly roast it and then add. rice flour and maida can be added without roasting.

  3. Interesting! I ‘ll make it for Ekadasi.

    • surely try and let us know how it was anuradha 🙂

  4. Awesome..I really liked it!!!

    • thankyou motirani 🙂

  5. 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! 🙂

    • thanks priya for sharing your positive feedback and experience. glad to know this.

  6. 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

    • welcome anu. thanks for sharing your positive feedback.

  7. Hi

    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.
    Thanks.

    • thanks garima. glad to know. the consistency of the sweet potato tikkis is like aloo tikki.

  8. Hello,

    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,
    Amy

    • you can use rice flour or corn starch, if not fasting. if fasting for navratri, then you will have to use either of the flours mentioned.

      • Thank you for your reply.

        • welcome amy

  9. Aww.. love the aloo tikki, Awesome recipe! Will try it for sure.. You do have a nice blog!

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