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Sweet Potato Cutlets

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!

Here is the recipe :
sweet potato cutlet
Ingredients to make 10 medium sized cutlets :

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.
Mix well.
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

** Flax seed powder is good fat.

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:


  1. Privy Trifles Privy Trifles May 6, 2013

    Sweet potatoes are my fav and this one sounds yummy….. need to try this one!

    • Vasudha P Rao Vasudha P Rao May 6, 2013

      I am sure ,you will love the taste of the cutlets ,Privy Trifles !

  2. Pixie Pixie April 22, 2013

    wow! Looks yumm!!
    I love Sweet Potatoes and will make these yummy cutlets for sure! 🙂

  3. Viren Viren April 17, 2013

    very nice tips I better try sweet potatoes cutlets

    • Vasudha P Rao Vasudha P Rao April 17, 2013

      Thanks,Viren. Please do try them out.You will be delighted !

  4. Shilpa Garg Shilpa Garg April 11, 2013

    Learnt a new thing here! Have never used sweet potatoes for a cutlet… have just had them roasted on the fire! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    • Vasudha P Rao Vasudha P Rao April 11, 2013

      Shilpa , I have made cutlets from arbi,raw bananas,soya granules ,etal. I am sure,you will like sweet potato cutlets.

  5. Melissa Melissa April 11, 2013

    I think this is a very good idea. We usually boil sweet potatoes or fry them and nothing else…

    I’ll surely try this out.

  6. umashankar umashankar April 10, 2013

    I was a sucker for sweet potatoes when a child. Guess it is time to sneak them back in as cutlets, thanks to your friend!

    • Vasudha P Rao Vasudha P Rao April 11, 2013

      Please do try this out & you will be pleased at the results…..the cutlets that is .

  7. Jose Jose April 10, 2013

    I like the greasing of the palms bit. Guess in India, we can’t get away from this practice…. even at home. But jokes aside, I am waiting to sample the cutlets, once they are ready.

    • Vasudha P Rao Vasudha P Rao April 11, 2013

      Corinne,do keep me posted about how your cutlets turned out.

    • Vasudha P Rao Vasudha P Rao April 11, 2013

      That was a good joke ! I am sure,you will be able to taste them very soon.

  8. Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | April 10, 2013

    Vasudha – I’m looking forward to making the cutlets and have that yummy sounding breakfast too.

  9. janu janu April 10, 2013

    Vasudha…this is cool…will try out ASAP.

    • Vasudha P Rao Vasudha P Rao April 10, 2013

      When you try this out,please do let me know how it turned out ,Janaki.

  10. Harleena Singh Harleena Singh April 10, 2013

    Hi Vasudha, and welcome to Corinne’s blog 🙂

    This is surely a wonderful recipe that needs to be tried out. I usually bake sweet potatoes or roast them covering them with a foil, and just sprinkle a little salt-pepper and chat masala at the most. Simple and yum. Yes, I’ve tried out the cutlets with potatoes added to it too, though adding flax seed powder makes it nourishing too.

    Thanks for sharing this with us. Have a nice week ahead, both of you 🙂

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