I was following the non-meat diet for two months which triggered the quest for veggie foods like Indiana Jones 😛 Almost in all the restaurants, vegetarians are left with few choices between Paneer (Cottage Cheese), Cauliflower or Mushroom, max you would get cheese balls. That’s painful! Considering the fact that I am not a big fan of Cheese or Paneer, I was so desperately looking for options.
During a weekend shopping, I saw this nice purple skinned sweet potatoes (Sarkaravalli Kizhangu) and Drumstick leaves (Murungai Keerai), with no second thoughts, bought it. Now, what can I try differently with this? I am a person who struggles to decide my daily dinner menu. After much cerebration, decided to combine these two. So here it is what I made! Call it cutlet or fritters, for me it should taste good 😛
Sweet Potatoes – 250 gms
Murungai (Drumstick) Leaves – One handful
White Onion – 1 medium size
Coriander Leaves – 2 to 3 stalks
Green Chilly – 1 finely chopped
Chilly Powder – 1/2 tsp
Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Corn Flour – 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp
Bread Crumbs – 1 cup
Oil – As required
- Boil Sweet Potatoes with 1/2 tsp of salt and peel off the skin.
- Wash thoroughly and steam cook the murungai leaves.
- Mash the sweet potato nicely as shown in pic, add the chopped white onion, coriander leaves, green chilly, murungai leaves, salt and 1 tbsp of corn flour.
- Mix well, shape it as per your choice with the thickness as shown in the picture below for even cooking.
- In a bowl, add 1/4 cup of corn flour and add 4 to 5 tbsp of cold water and mix it well. The mix should not be too thick or too watery.
- Now dip the fritters/cutlet in the cornflour mixture, coat it all the sides, take out carefully with a help of a spoon or fork and coat it with bread crumbs well.
- Heat the skillet / flat bottom grill pan, drizzle 3 tbsp of oil, once oil comes to medium heat, place the patty on the pan.
- Allow it to cook on medium heat until golden brown, then flip the patty to cook on the other side. Add oil if necessary.
- Once cooked on both sides, fritters are ready to serve along with the tomato ketchup.
- Clean murungai (drumstick) leaves very carefully as it may have small worms.
- Replace murungai (drumstick) leaves with greens/spinach of your choice
- Cornflour mixture for coating can be replaced with beaten eggs.
- Try not to keep the patty size too thick as we are shallow frying.
Feedback and comments are most welcome!