Navratri, the festival of nine nights dedicated to Goddess Durga, brings with it a sense of spirituality, devotion, and, of course, culinary delights. Among the many fasting options, Sweet Potato and Sabudana Tikki Chaat stands out as a flavorful and filling meal. In this article, we’ll explore this delectable dish, share the recipe, and delve into the nutritious benefits of sweet potatoes and sabudana.
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The Sweet Potato and Sabudana Tikki Chaat Recipe
Ingredients for the Tikki:
2 boiled sweet potatoes: These creamy, orange gems are rich in vitamins and fiber.
1/2 tbsp sendha namak (rock salt): A must for fasting dishes, this salt is both flavorful and pure.
2 green chilies, finely chopped, for a spicy kick
1 tbsp. finely chopped ginger adds a zesty, aromatic touch.
1 cup soaked sabudana: Sabudana, or tapioca pearls, provides energy during fasting.
1 tbsp. cumin powder imparts a warm, earthy flavor.
1 teaspoon amchur powder: This tangy mango powder enhances the taste.
1 cup crushed peanuts: a crunchy, protein-rich addition
1 tablespoon freshly chopped coriander: for a burst of freshness.
For the Chutney:
1 cup of fresh coriander leaves: freshness and vibrant green color
1 cup of fresh mint leaves: aromatic and cooling.
2-3 green chilies: For a spicy, zesty kick
1 inch of ginger adds a hint of warmth.
1 tablespoon crushed peanuts: extra crunch and nuttiness
Sendha namak (rock salt) to taste: essential for fasting recipes
1 tablespoon lemon juice: for a tangy twist.
1 tablespoon of water (or as needed): To achieve the desired consistency.
Creating the Perfect Tikki
Prepare the Sweet Potatoes: Boil the sweet potatoes until they’re soft and mashable. Once ready, peel and mash them in a large mixing bowl.
Add Flavors: Incorporate the finely chopped green chilies, ginger, sendha namak, cumin powder, amchur powder, crushed peanuts, and freshly chopped coriander into the sweet potato mash. Combine them well to create a flavorful mixture.
Sabudana Magic: Gently fold in the soaked sabudana. These tiny pearls will add a delightful texture to the tikkis.
Shape and Cook: Take small portions of the mixture and shape them into round tikkis. Heat a non-stick pan with a bit of oil and cook the tikkis until they turn golden brown on both sides.
Preparing the Chutney
Blend It: In a blender, combine fresh coriander leaves, mint leaves, green chilies, ginger, crushed peanuts, sendha namak, and lemon juice. Blend until you achieve a smooth consistency. Adjust the water to reach the desired thickness.
Assembly and Enjoyment
Take the sabudana tikkis and drizzle them with yogurt dressing, green chutney, and date and tamarind chutney.
Top it off with some pomegranate for a burst of juicy sweetness.
Sweet Potato and Sabudana Tikki Chaat is a celebration of flavors and nutrition, making it the perfect choice during Navratri fasting or as part of a well-balanced diet. This dish not only delights your palate but also provides nourishment for your body. So, this Navratri, embark on a culinary journey with this delightful recipe, savor every bite, and share the joy of good food with your loved ones.