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Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Potato & Yam Cutlet

          A great way to relish Yam (Suran) which is not much appreciated nor heard by many, is to camouflage it in potatoes to make these delicious Cutlets / Tikkis. They not only tastes yummy, but they will be finished in no time. It is great as an evening tea time snack or can be had as appetizers along with some green chutney or sauce.

  • 2 potatoes, boiled & mashed
  • 1 small yam / suran (equal to one potato), boiled & mashed
  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 1/2  onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp. ginger, grated
  • 2 green chilies, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
  • 2 tbsp. kasuri methi (crushed)
  • oil to shallow fry

          Heat oil in a pan and saute 1 onion, ginger and chilies till slightly light brown in colour. Add the mashed potato and yam, salt and turmeric powder and fry for 2-3 minutes.

          Add the crushed kasuri methi and fry for a minute. Keep aside to cool. Now add the remaining 1/2 onion and form into a dough.

          Make equal portions out of it and give it a tikki shape. Refrigerate them for 30 minutes before frying.

          Heat little oil in a pan and shallow fry them few at a time till golden brown on both sides. Serve hot with sauce or any chutney.

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