Sunday, 24 January 2016

Sweet Potato Pancake/ Ratala Thalpith

Sweet Potato Pancake or Ratala Thalpith (रताळ्याच थालिपीठ) is a classic fast recipe in most Maharashtrian homes. The recipe uses sweet potato or ratala, which is available all year round, and is hence consumed during most fasts. This recipe is like a sweet maharashtrian version of hash browns. The caramelised sugar beautifully complements the natural sweetness of the potato, which is contrasted by the crispy bits of grated ratala.

Recipe for Sweet Potato Pancake/ Ratala Thalpith:

Makes 4


Sweet Potato300 gms
Ghee10 gms
Powdered Sugar4 Tbsp

How to make Sweet Potato Pancake/ Ratala Thalpith:

1.Grate the sweet potato using a fine sized grater.
2.Next, lay it into a disc onto a griddle pan like you would for a hash brown. A thickness of ~0.5 cm will work very well. Using a large cookie cutter or even a torte ring helps maintain presentable edges. Remember to not make these very large in size, since they might break easily. 
3.Next, dot the surface of the disc with ghee.This will help flip the pancake.
4.Sprinkle 1 Tbsp of powdered sugar over each disc and then, heat the pan on low heat and cover and cook the grated sweet potato disc.
5.Once the disc easily comes off the surface of the pan, flip it and cook the other side.
6.Once the sugar caramelises and the potato cooks, you're done!

These are served with white butter and need to be consumed whilst still warm.

This recipe will give ~146 calories.

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