February 05, 2013

Sweet potato cutlets

Sweet Potato cutlets

Evenings in our house is busy. Both the kids are demanding our attention, we are prepping for dinner and also catching up on our day. And if I get a chance, sipping on some tea as well. So most of the evening dinners are quick and easy to prep and easy to put together during the week. Lil A also eats what we are eating, so that means we are eating different kinds of pasta at least a couple of times a week.

If I can throw in some lentils or vegetables in that mix, all the better. These sweet potato cutlets came out of that experimentation. Lil A likes his "alu bhaja" so I thought it will translate well to "orange alu bhaja" too. Not so. So I decided to take route #2 - cutlets.

These sweet potato cutlets are the easiest thing and are sized just right for little kids. I let the sweet potato bake in the oven with the spices. Mix it all together and shallow fry them. The adults loved it, and Lil A tentatively finished one. I can live with that!

How do you use sweet potato for your little ones? Here's another recipe I made with sweet potato for Lil A - sweet potato biscuits.

2 sweet potato - peeled and cubed
1/2 cup rice flour
1/2 tspoon cumin seed powder
1/4 tspoon fresh black pepper
salt to taste
4-5 tbspoon oil

Preheat the oven to 375deg. Peel and cube the sweet potatoes. Add about 2 tbspoon oil, salt, cumin seed powder, black pepper and salt and bake it for 40-45 min till the sweet potatoes are cooked.

Sweet Potato cutlets
Mash it together. Now take little at a time and make round balls.

Sweet Potato cutlets
Flatten each ball in your palm to make a cutlet. Toss it nicely in the rice flour.

Sweet Potato cutlets
Heat a pan with some oil. Shallow fry the cutlet till it's brown.

Sweet Potato cutlets
Serve it as a side to almost anything. We had ours with vegetable pulao and raita.


  1. perfect for tea time.. nice!

  2. This is such a coincidence! Today, I made a mixed veg curry to get rid of some vegetables and there was one sweet potato too many, as well as some leftover coriander. I mashed them together with salt and chilli powder and shallow fried them. They were good!

    1. I know, this simple recipe has some serious kick :)

  3. Eyi ta ek din banabo ami ...we end up always making charchari with sweet potato or roast sweet potato..amar savory preparation ta beshi bhalo lagey sweet thekhe ..so even if I try making ranga aloor pantua, my folks eat less..savoury cutlets/roast ora besh mon diye khaye..hugs and smiles

    1. Try kore dekhte paro Jaya, besh simple aar tasty!


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