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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Sweet potato cutlets.

Sweet potatoes are full of fibres.Hence healthier than potatoes.My mom makes a raita with sweet poataoes.Just boil them till soft.Peel them, mash them.Add vagar of mustard, jeera, urad dal ,green n byadgi chillies,  urad dal, curry pattas ,haldi & hing.Add dahi.Mix nicely.Add salt to taste ! Mix once again ! This raita can be a dip as well ! Needless to add, I love it !

I made sweet potato cutlets earlier.I had posted the recipe as a  guest post on a friend's blog .

Its been years since that guest post.Hence, this post on my blog now.

Ingredients : 2-3 medium sized sweet potatoes-pressure cooked , peeled & mashed , 4-5 bread slice (white or brown ) , 1-2 medium sized carrots cleaned, peeled & grated, 2-3 green chillies, few curry leaves ( optional ) , 1 tsp flax seed powder ( optional ) , 1/2 tsp haldi, 1/4 tsp hing powder, 1tsp lemon juice, 1 tsp grated ginger, 2-3 tbsp oil , salt taste.

Method : Break bread slices into small pieces ( 4-5 ) .Add these broken bread slices in mixer.Add roughly chopped green chillies, kadi pattas, grated ginger in mixer. Churn the mixer for a few seconds.A powdered mix of bread , curry leaves, hari mirchi & ginger will be obtained. I love this mixing in mixer as this mix is easy to mix with other ingredients in making cutlets.And obviously ,I am lazy ! Keep aside.

In a large bowl, take the mashed sweet potatoes.Add haldi ,hing ,grated carrots .Add the powdered bread mix kept aside.Add salt, flax seed powder,& lemon juice. Mix all the things in bowl nicely .Knead it till a soft dough is obtained. I did not feel need to add any water. You can add water if you feel it is too dry.

Spread a tablespoon of oil on a tawa. Put on the gas so that the tawa starts heating up. Start making small balls with the dough. Press the doughs on greased palms & make medium to large sized  pedas by pressing the balls. Put these pedas on the heated tawa.Fry till they turn golden brown .Flip them up & fry on the other side till they turn golden brown on the other side as well.

Serve the cutlets with tomato ketchup or tomato sauce or chutni of choice.

Tip : One can add fresh dhania cleaned & finely chopped while mixing the dough. I am too lazy to do this. Grated & peeled beetroot can be added. This will turn the cutlets dark pink & more nutritious. Add spices of choice. Garam masala , dhania jeera powders etc. Though , I suggest, just add little. Spices should not mask taste of sweet potatoes.

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