Sweet Potato Patties/ Sweet Potato Sandwich Filling

After trying out a few recipes, I have realized that sweet potatoes can be as versatile as potatoes. They can be baked, fried, sautéed or grilled – and the dish turns out to be good each time. While thinking of how they can replace potatoes, it struck me that I could make them into a patty, slather some ketchup on them, and make some delicious burgers. I have also tried them as a filling inside sandwiches and they are pretty good that way too. The sides can be ketchup or coriander and mint chutney and the dish feels totally complete. They are easy to make and can be served in parties too.

Recipe Details :
Makes: 8 patties
Time: 40 mins
Difficulty: Easy

Ingredients :

  • 4 sweet potatoes
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 cup coriander, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp gram flour/besan
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • Oil as required


  • Boil the sweet potatoes in a lidded vessel on high flame for around 20 mins. The skin will start peeling in the water which is fine. Switch off the flame.
  • Now wash them under cold water and peel them completely.
  • Mash the sweet potatoes and add the remaining ingredients including the spices. Mix well to form a smooth mixture
  • Brush a saute / non-stick pan with a little bit of oil and place it on medium heat.
  • Sweet potato patties on the pan
    Sweet potato patties on the pan
  • Make a round shape of the mixture in the palm of your hands and place it gently on the pan as shown in the above pic.
  • Cook one side for about 3 – 5 mins and then flip. Brush the other side with a little oil. Dab the patties slightly using a spatula and make them slightly thinner. Cook until brown. Flip till you see both sides crisp as shown in the picture below.
  • Sweet potato patties
    Sweet potato patties
  • I used the the extra mixture as a sandwich filling with toasted bread. That tasted equally delicious with the crisp and crunchy toast balancing the delicious sweet potato filling.

Tips :

  • Be careful while peeling the sweet potatoes post boiling. They will be very hot.
  • Cook the patties on a medium – low flame and do not crowd the pan.
  • If you’re sweet potatoes seem to be on the sweeter side, increase the spice and lime to compensate.

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