How to make Sweet Potato Tikki -

Ultimate in deliciousness, these sweet potato and chickpeas tikkis will gladden your heart.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Sweet potatoes (शक्करकंद), Chickpeas (kabuli chana) (काबुली चना)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Sweet Potato Tikki

Sweet Potato 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 : 7-8 hour

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Spicy

Ingredients for Sweet Potato Tikki Recipe

  • Sweet potatoes boiled and mashed 2 cups

  • Chickpeas (kabuli chana) boiled 1 cup

  • Water chestnuts 1 cup

  • Salt to taste

  • Roasted cumin seeds 2 teaspoons

  • Garlic cloves chopped 5-6

  • Red chilli flakes 1 tablespoon

  • Crushed black peppercorns to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves chopped 1 tablespoon

  • Cranberries roughly chopped ½ cup

  • Oil for shallow frying


Step 1

Grind together chickpeas, water chestnuts and salt into a coarse paste.

Step 2

Take the mashed sweet potatoes in a bowl. Add the ground paste, salt, cumin seeds, garlic, chilli flakes, crushed peppercorns, coriander leaves and cranberries and mix well.

Step 3

Heat some oil in a non-stick pan.

Step 4

Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape them into medium sized patties or falafels.

Step 5

Place the falafels in the pan and shallow-fry, turning sides, till golden and evenly done from both sides. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 6

Serve hot garnished with a mint sprig.

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