Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Sweet Potato - Avalakki (Flattened Rice) Cutlet.

Sweet potato and Avalakki (Flattened/Beatened Rice) Cutlet is a snack dish and you can enjoy them in the evening. Cutlets are very famous spicy dish.
I have used boiled sweet potatoes, thick Poha/Poa/Aval/Avalakki or Beaten/Flattened rice. Some spices to give them yummy spicy taste. I just put the cutlets on the tava and roasted with oil. (very little oil). They were Yummy and came out very well. You can try adding your own spice and giving a twist and enjoy.

Cutlets can be eaten as snack and some time as dinner too (if it is healthy version). It can be roasted with very little oil. Cutlets are nice to have with any chutney, ketchup or sweet and spicy chutney. There are various ways to prepare cutlets. This is my own creation and I have not used any bread or bread crumbs. The dough is just a mixture of sweet potatoes, Avalakki and spice mixture.
Garam Masala is a mixture of spices like clove, cinnamon, cardamom, jeera, nut mug and other spices.
Lets see some benefits of having cloves in our diet.
Clove is an herb and all the parts of clove plant is used. The dried bud, stems and leaves are used to make medicine. Clove oil is loaded with medicinal properties.
Cloves are loaded with many health benefits. It is very good aid for indigestion. It has antimicrobial properties. They protect the liver, boost the immune system, control diabetes and helps the bone to be strong. Cloves also helps as medicine for headaches, bad breathe and toothache. Cloves contain dietary fiber and minerals like vitamin C, folate, vitamin B6, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin D and Vitamin K.
Lets see the recipe now:

Things Needed : 

Sweet Potatoes : 4 to 5 (medium size)
Flattened Rice/Avalakki/Poha (Thick Variety) : 1 Cup
Green Chilly : 2 to 3
Coriander Leaves : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Oats : (optional) : 2 Tablespoons
Ginger : an inch
Garam Masala : 1 Teaspoon
Jeera /Cumin Seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Chilly Powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt : As required
Oil : 3 to 4 Tablespoons
Cashew nuts : 10 numbers (split ones)

Method :

1. Wash cook sweet potatoes in a pressure cooker for 6 to 8 minutes. Remove the outer skin of sweet potatoes when it turns cool.
2. Wash thick variety of avalakki and soak avalakki with little water.

3. Wash and cut green chilly, coriander leaves into small.

4. Wash and remove the outer layer of ginger and wash it again. Grate it and keep it aside.
5.Take a big bowl. Put sweet potatoes, soaked avalakki, cut green chilly, coriander and salt.
6. Add oats (no need to fry or roast), garam masala, red chilly powder and jeera.
7. Mix all the ingredients nicely and prepare thick dough.
8. Now divide the dough into small portions. Flatten them according to your wish.
9. Keep tava on the fire and heat. Sprinkle oil on the tava.
10. Arrange the cutlets on the tava and roast them on low and medium flame.
11. It turns golden brown. Turn the other side and cook til they turn slightly golden brown.
12. Serve hot Sweet Potato Cutlets with ketch up/Hot spicy chutney and sweet chutney or coconut chutney..
13. Repeat the same with remaining dough.
14. You can also serve Sweet Potato Cutlet with a cup of curd.

Note :

Do not over cook sweet potatoes. It will be very soft and you will not be able to prepare proper cutlets. Adding more avalakki is optional. You can fry these cutlets in oil. ( I prefer roasting cutlet on tava). No onions or garlic is used. (optional). Adding more masala is optional. I did not add any bread or corn flour to the dough. (optional). Adding cashew nuts is optional. Just slightly insert one cashew piece on each cutlet. If you feel the dough consistency is bit soft add some bread/rava (sooji) and it binds the dough nicely.
Time : 30 to 40 minutes
Serves : 4 to 5


  1. Yummy and very innovative.Lovely cutlet

  2. Lovely cutlets love to have with coffee.

  3. Healthy cutlets.I also do similar way like with less oil no bread crumbs.Never added flattened rice.

  4. I tried this .Came out very nice.Every one at home liked it.


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