Masala Sweet Potato Potli

Masala Sweet Potato Potli

From   Mummy Ka Magic

Prep: 30 minutes

Cook: 25 minutes

Method: Moderate

Course: Starter

Type: Indian

These potlis are stuffed with spiced sweet potato mixture and deep-fried


  • Medium sweet potatoes, boiled, peeled and grated 2 to 3
  • Whole wheat dough as required
  • Whole wheat flour for dusting
  • Canola oil 2 tbsps + for deep frying
  • Small onion, finely chopped 1
  • Processed cheese, grated 2 to 3 tbsps
  • Salt to taste
  • Red chilli powder 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder ½ tsp
  • Fresh coriander leaves, chopped 1 tbsp
  • Spring onion green strips as required
  • Green chutney for serving


  • Heat sufficient canola oil in a kadai.
  • Heat 2 tbsps canola oil in a non-stick pan, add onion and sauté till translucent. Add sweet potatoes and mix well.
  • Add cheese, salt, garam masala powder and chilli powder, mix and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Divide the dough into small equal portions and shape into balls.
  • Dust the worktop with some wheat flour, roll out each portion into thin discs and cut them into roundels using a large sized cookie cutter.
  • Put some sweet potato mixture in the center of each roundel, pleat up the ends together and slightly press from the center to seal and shape into potlis. Tie a spring onion sprig around the neck of each potli.
  • Put the potlis in hot canola oil and deep-fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper.
  • Arrange the potlis on a serving platter and serve hot with a bowl of green chutney.