sweet potato tikki
Shakarkandi tikki recipe is a fasting recipe made from sweet potatoes or shakarkandi.
to 8 tikkis
ginger - green chilli paste
1 or 2
arrow root flour
or water chestnut flour or buckwheat flour
dry mango powder
crushed roasted cumin
or cumin powder
red chilli powder
garam masala powder
(sendha namak) or black salt as required
oil for frying
Rinse the sweet potatoes well in water.
Roast them in the oven till they are cooked and soft.
Or else pressure cook with enough water & salt till they become soft.
You can also boil them in a pan with water & salt.
Drain the water. when they cool down, then peel them.
With a potato masher mash the sweet potatoes well.
Add all the ingredients except oil. mix well.
Shape into medium sized tikkis or patties.
Pan fry the tikkis with little oil till both the sides are browned.
While serving garnish with some coriander leaves.
Serve sweet potato tikki with a chutney or sauce.
Few tips for shakarkandi tikki recipe
If the mixture feels a little loose, then add some more arrowroot flour or buckwheat flour.
When making beetroot tikki for fast or vrat, then please add sendha namak (rock salt) only. Don't use regular salt for fasting food.
If you are not making these tikkis for religious fasting or vrat, then instead of rock salt, you can use regular salt also.
If you cannot get dry mango powder (amchur powder), then just add lemon juice.
The spice powders and lemon juice can be adjusted to your taste preferences.
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