How to make Shakarkand ki Tikki. -

Sweet potato cakes pan seared. An interesting option other than potato especially during fasts

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Sweet potatoes (शक्करकंद), Fresh coriander leaves (ताज़ा हरा धनिया)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Shakarkand ki Tikki.

Shakarkand ki Tikki. Recipe Card


Hindi: Aloo

Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today” the answer is always “make some aloo!” Potatoes are like this…extremely popular and have multipurpose usage.

And did you always think that eating a potato will make you fat?
Well, don’t – it is a surprising source of vitamin C and provides useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.
Little did you know!


Prep Time : 26-30 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Shakarkand ki Tikki. Recipe

  • Sweet potatoes , boiled, peeled and mashed 2 cups

  • Fresh coriander leaves , chopped 2 tablespoons

  • Rock salt to taste

  • Ginger green chilli paste 1 teaspoon

  • Roasted Peanut powder 1/4 cup

  • Arrowroot powder 3 tablespo for coating

  • Ghee for shallow frying

  • Fresh coriander sprigs for garnishing

  • Green chutney to serve


Step 1

Take sweet potatoes in a mixing bowl, add coriander leaves, rock salt, ginger-green chilli paste, peanut powder and arrowroot powder and mix well.

Step 2

Spread some arrowroot powder on a plate.

Step 3

Grease your palms with a little ghee, divide the mixture into equal portions, shape them into round tikkis and roll them in the arrowroot powder. Keep these tikkis on a plate.

Step 4

Heat some ghee in a non-stick pan, place the tikkis in it and shallow-fry, turning sides, till they are evenly golden brown and crisp on both sides. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 5

Arrange them on a serving platter, garnish with coriander sprigs and serve hot with sweet yogurt and green chutney.

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