Rajma Tikki – Kidney Bean and Sweet Potato Kebabs

Mallika Basu - Rajma Tikki – Kidney Bean and Sweet Potato Kebabs

When hunger strikes on a Monday evening, I'm often short on energy and high on health and well being ambitions. For moments like this a tin of beans is nothing less that a saviour in brine! This kidney bean and sweet potato cakes recipe, or Rajma Tikki, is a quick, easy  and healthy meal option. Bake the sweet potato so you get their full nutritional value, and whizz up a fresh green salad to go with it. Amazing dipped into Sriracha, something tells me these will be great as party nibbles too!


Preheat the grill to 200 degrees centigrade. Drain and rinse the tin of kidney beans well, then toss into a mixing bowl. Next prick with a fork and bake the sweet potatoes in their skin. I do this in the microwave and it takes about 8-10 minutes.

When the potatoes are soft, carefully peel their skin and add the fleshy part to the kidney beans. Now add the cumin, chilli, cornstarch and salt to your taste and a teaspoon of oil and mash the whole lot together well.

Next, line a baking tray with parchment and spread the remaining oil on. Then with a deep spoon or spring loaded ice cream scoop, press a dollop of the kidney bean mixture onto the tray to create a disc. Continue until all the mixture is used up.

Place the tray under the grill and cook for 10-12 minutes until the top of the rajma tikki is golden and crispy. Take the tray out of the grill and leave to cool for five minutes before serving.




9 responses to “Rajma Tikki – Kidney Bean and Sweet Potato Kebabs”

  1. ann says:

    Sounds like something I will be making a lot. So easy but yummy.
    Thank you.

  2. Tanvi says:

    Delicious! It looks like cookies of chocolate. I had never tried to cook kidney beans in this style, even I had never imagined in this way.

  3. Anju Bala says:

    Looks very tempting, children will love it.

  4. Ferhana says:

    When is the cornstarch used?
    I can’t see it in the description.

  5. Ferhana says:

    When is the corn starch used?

    So sorry, I have now added it in. Enjoy! M x

  6. Manu says:

    By grill, do you mean oven?

    I mean the grill setting in the oven M x

  7. tami says:

    Hi! Lookes delicioius. Do you mash everything together by food processor or just by hand with a potato masher?

    Hi! I just mash it up using a masher or my hand! Good luck M x

  8. Qfoodtravel says:

    This is amazing ideas for making kababs from kidney beans.

    I cant wait to try this!!!

    Can we used another beans instead of kidney beans?

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