Broccoli and Sweet Potato Cakes

A savoury cake made with broccoli and sweet potatoes – an unusual combination indeed. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Broccoli and Sweet Potato Cakes

Main Ingredients Broccoli, Sweet potatoes
Cuisine Fusion
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep Time 11-15 minutes
Cook time 21-25 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Broccoli and Sweet Potato Cakes

  • 1 cup Broccoli finely chopped
  • 2 medium Sweet potatoes boiled and peeled,
  • 1 medium Onion chopped
  • 2-3 Garlic cloves chopped
  • to taste Crushed black peppercorns
  • to taste Red chilli flakes
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese powder
  • ¼ cup Bread crumbs
  • to taste Salt


  1. In a large mixing bowl, grate the sweet potatoes, chilli flakes, crushed black peppercorns, and salt and parmesan cheese and combine well. Set aside.
  2. For the broccoli mixture, heat oil in a nonstick pan and add garlic and sauté for a minute or till its light brown in colour.
  3. Add the onion and a pinch of salt and sauté till the onions are light brown in colour. Add the broccoli, lower the heat and cook for 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  4. Combine the broccoli and the sweet potato mixtures, add breadcrumbs and combine well.
  5. Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape into tikkis.
  6. Heat oil in a shallow nonstick pan, and fry the tikkis for 1-2 minutes on each side.
  7. Serve hot.