Wednesday 10 October 2012

Sweet Potato Patty/Cutlet, For Fasting Days/ Ratalyache Cutlet..Navaratri Special

Hi all!
It is just another week to go for the festive days of Navaratri to begin. Navaratri literally means ‘nine days’; it starts immediately after the full moon of Mahalaya i.e. the 17th October. The idea behind Navratri is the time for cleansing our own evil characteristics like hatred, jealousy, ignorance, anger, greed, violence, etc. inside and outside of us. In the West India, the divine feminine is referred to as Goddess, but in the East, she is referred to as Shakti, or Power and hence celebrated as Durga Puja. She is your own consciousness as well as the Supreme Consciousness.The Nine Nights/Moon Phases of the Goddess is an important time period wherein the energy of 3 primary Shaktis of the Divine Feminine, the Supreme Goddess, is invoked.

In North India, Maharashtra and Gujarat, people observe a seven day fast during Navratri and break their fast on Ashtami (the eighth day of the festival) by worshiping young girls. However, some people observe fast until the Ashtami and break their fast only on Navami (the ninth day).The devotees, who have observed fast, would get up early in the morning, take bath and offer prayers to the deity. People follow a specific diet for Navratri, if they haven't observed a nirahar (waterless) fast. Most people nowadays perform partial fasting. They would abstain from non-vegetarian food, alcohol and those dishes that are made of common salt or any kind of spice. Singhare ka atta (kuttu ka atta) is used to prepare rotis or puris, for the fast. (ref
One may drink beverages like tea, coffee and milk, on Navratri. Dishes made of sago and potato is generally consumed by the people, when they observe fast on Navratri. Sendha namak (rock salt) is used instead of common salt, for cooking on the festival. All fruits and foodstuff made of fruits are eaten during the seven days.
I was skeptical during the preparatory stage but once the mix was ready and tasted, all tensions were thrown outside the window. I knew instantly it is going to be a hit dish..Thumbs up There was no sweetness from the sweet potatoes, the flavors were perfectly balanced!!


Preparation Time :30mins

Cooking Time: 3-4mins per batch




5medium sized sweet potatoes
2-3green chilies (check on the spice level, mine were spicy)
3tbsp chopped coriander
1/2cup soaked mini sago/mini sabudana
1tsp grated ginger
1tsp cumin seeds
sendha namak to taste(salt for fasting days)
1to1-1/2tsp lemon juice
3-4tbsp roasted and ground peanuts
sago flour/ sabudana peeth, for dusting
oil/ghee for pan roasting


Boil the sweet potatoes in water. Once cooked peel off the skin and grate.
To the sweet potatoes add all the remaining ingredients and mix properly.
Make small balls and then pat them to make patty.
Coat the patty on all sides with sago flour.
Pan roast the patty on medium flame using a little ghee or vegetable oil on both the side till nicely golden in color. I used ghee for roasting.
Serve with green chutney.

This recipe is an entry to Kitchen Aid IndiaNavratri Challenge For The Hub @Archana's Kitchen

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Unknown said...

absolutely delicious..

Sanoli Ghosh said...

OMG! wonderful sweet potato cutlets. Mouthwatering here dear...

Vimitha Durai said...

Simple and delicious looking sweet patties

Az said...

Yummy - looks very delicious and inviting!

Hari Chandana P said...

Very delicious and healthy snack.. looks awesome.. thanks for the recipe dear :)
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Unknown said...

Delicious and yummy!!! Bookmarking this super recipe!!
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Indian Khana said...

Looks so delish and perfect...nice change from the regular sago vada

great-secret-of-life said...

Nice and sweet variation to regular cutlet said...

Good variation from the regular fast recipes!

Priya Suresh said...

Irresistible and inviting patties, i dont mind having some rite now.

Julie said...

Healthy cutlets!!
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Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

nice recipe :) cutlets looks wonderful and yummy.

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

love such cutlets. slightly crunchy at tthe outside and soft in the middle. very healthy too.

Prema said...

Nice Version dear,luks gr8!

divyagcp said...

Delicious Cutlets... Looks so tempting..

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Unknown said...

Perfectly made, have to try them
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Lifewithspices said...

nice version of cutlets..

Rosh said...

Never cooked much with sweet potatoes so I am quite curious to try this. Looks very tempting!

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

very Delicious and appealing :)

TeamKailashOnline said...

Very Yummy..This navratri can have many delicious things to eat ...Happy navratri..Thanks for sharing.

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cookbookjaleela said...

Sweet Potato one of my fav ,Nice Clicks

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Anonymous said...

What is sago flour

Pari Vasisht said...

sago is sabudana so sago flour is Sabudana ka atta

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