Wikipedia tells me that sweet potatoes are higher in nutritional content than regular potatoes. The Reader’s Digest agrees that they are full of nutrients and fibre. So I make sure my family eats sweet potatoes!
I buy sweet potatoes whenever I get them in the local vegetable market. I make a simple breakfast: boiling and peel potatoes; sprinkle with spices or herbs and salt and add yoghurt to the cubed pieces. Gorge on them ! Oil-free- no-fuss snacking !
As I have been regularly making potato cutlets, I thought, why not make cutlets by using sweet potatoes in place of potatoes.I made them and,they turned out yum! Healthier than potato cutlets as well!
2 medium sized sweet potatoes
4 bread slices
1 tsp grated ginger
1 green chilly finely chopped ( or 1 tsp red chilli powder can be used)
1 small onion finely chopped or grated,
A bunch of cilantro leaves finely chopped
1 tsp lemon juice, 1/8 tsp turmeric
1/8 tsp asafoetida
Salt to taste
2 tbsp oil
A few curry leaves* finely chopped (optional)
1 tsp flax seed** powder (optional)
Pressure cook or boil the sweet potatoes till soft.
Peel the skins and mash into a paste.
Add flax seed powder.
Cut the bread slides into small pieces.
Mix them with the mashed sweet potato paste. (There is no need to add water.)
Add all other ingredients and make into a smooth dough.
Spread on tablespoon of oil evenly on a griddle. Let it heat on a slow flame.
Grease your palms and make dough into balls and press flat to make cutlets.
Fry the cutlets evenly on both sides until they are golden brown.
Serve the cutlets with tomato ketchup or any dip of choice.
Tip: Powder bread slices in mixer along with green chill and curry leaves so that there is even distribution.This powdered mix will blend faster with the sweet potato paste than bread pieces.)
*Curry leaves are good for digestion,prevent premature greying of hair,good for eyesight; may even assist in weight loss
This healthy recipe is shared by my blogger friend Vasudha Rao – a most soft-hearted and generous soul. For more healthy recipes visit her blog: http://vasusanchayah.blogspot.in/