Sweet potatoes definitely qualify for wonder( read that as super healthy) foods categories. What? you are not convinced. Ok lets study a few facts about this amazing vegetable. Sweet potatoes are low in sodium and are a very good source of fibre, complex carbohydrates, proteins, calcium, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin C and anti oxidants to name a few( wow that is an impressive list). Wait, there is more. As sweet potatoes digest slowly we feel satisfied for longer. Hmmm.. means less munching on unhealthy ( but often very tempting) foodstuff later on. Well that’s enough to convince me. So lets make an effort to use incorporate sweet potato more often in our diet. We have been eating boiled sweet potato sprinkled with lemon juice, salt and black pepper for years. Very healthy and filling. Then there is shallow fried sweet potato and potato chaat ( I am drooling). No, I am not sharing these recipes with you . what I am sharing today is sweet potatoes cutlets loaded with nuts and vegetables and super duper yummy. And I am adding sesame seeds to this recipe to add nutty flavour and nutrition. So enjoy….
How to make sweet potato cutlets:
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
makes: 15 pieces
2 medium sized sweet potatoes
2 small potatoes
1 cup finely chopped vegetables of your choice( I have used capsicum, carrots, tomato)
½ cup nuts( cashews, peanuts)
2 green chillies, chopped
salt to taste
½ tsp red chillies
¼ tsp garam masala
chopped fresh corriander leaves
2 tbsp sesame seeds
oil for frying
how to make cutlets
Wash sweet potatoes and potatoes thoroughly and boil. Take care not to boil too much. These should be just soft to touch. Remove their skin and mash. Add vegetables, nuts, spices and coriander. Add bread crumbs and mix thoroughly. Shape them in desired shape and roll in sesame seeds and press so that these stick to the surface. Sesame seeds add a special nutty flavour to these cutlets. Deep fry cutlets in hot oil till golden brown.
If you are not in mood of deep fried food you can shallow fry these cutlets.
Serve hot with ketchup.
Always drain fried snacks on paper napkins first to remove excess oil.
Do not boil vegetables too much. They should be just tender to touch.
Oil for frying should not be to hot for cutlets to fry evenly.
If you like this recipe or you are using sweet potatoes in a different way then please share your recipe with us or leave a comment.