Showing posts with label Sweet Potato. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Sweet Potato. Show all posts

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Sweet Potato Saagu/Curry

Sweet Potato is one of the yummy vegetable that I love to use it in varieties of dishes. Here we go with another dish done, using sweet potato. The sweetness in sweet potato adds to the taste and you don't need to add extra sugar/jaggery or any form of sweetness.


Saagu /Curry done to eat with Pooris. Yep, you need some thing yummy to have hot hot fluffy Pooris.
I have used Sweet Potatoes, potatoes, carrots as vegetables and some spices to add the taste and health.
As usual I have not added any onions or garlic to this Yummy Sweet Potato Saagu/Curry. This saagu is one of the yummy side dish which goes well with chapatis, dosas, rotis idli, plain rice etc.

No Onion and No Garlic Curry.

Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients :

To Cook :
Sweet Potato : 2 Medium sized
Potato : 2 Medium sized
Carrots : 2 Medium sized
To grind :
Fresh grated coconut : 1 Bowl /4 to 5 tbs
Green chilly : 2 to 3 (mild spices)
Jeera /Cumin Seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Coriander Seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Coriander leaves : 1 Handful
Ginger : An inch
Seasoning :
Cooking Oil : 2 Tsps
Jeera /Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Tsp
Curry Leaves : 6 to 8
Ingh : A little
To Add :
Salt : As required.

Method :

1. Wash and remove the outer layer of sweet potatoes, potatoes and scrape out carrots outer layer.


2. Wash ginger and remove the outer layer. Wash it again and cut into pieces.
3. Cut the vegetables into small and put it in a cooker and cook. Let it cool.
4. Grate coconut and grind it with jeera/cumin seeds, green chilly, an inch of ginger, coriander leaves and coriander seeds.

5. Keep  the cooked vegetables on the fire and add salt. Mix it well and cook for a minute.


6. Add ground coconut spice mixture, and little turmeric. Mix it well and cook it for 2 to 3 minutes.


7. Shift the ready Sweet Potato Saagu to a serving dish and add jeera , ingh, curry leaves seasoning.


8. Mix it well and serve it with Hot poori or choice of your main dish.

Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Tava Roasted Sweet Potato Snack


Sweet Potato is one of the healthy carbohydrate filled vegetable. It is said that eating sweet potato is good for our health. We do use sweet potato for many dishes. Here is a simple snack which fits to all aged group and good to have in the evening and believe me it is yummy. Try and enjoy this easy, quick, healthy and simple Sweet Potato Snack.


I have given the name as tava/pan roasted, because I did not use much oil. Only drizzled some oil and cooked on low flame to taste better. Try and Enjoy.
All You need is sweet potatoes, carrot, and if you are an onion lover, onion pieces and little chat masala to add some spice to the chat.

Let us see some benefits of Eating " Sweet Potato " in our diet.

Sweet Potatoes are filled with vitamins and minerals. They help to boost our immunity system. They are fiber rich. They are good for controlling diabetes and people who suffer from blood pressure. They are rich in potassium. Potatoes help to digest the food easily since they are rich in fiber and good for people who suffer from constipation. It is rich in iron and Vitamin A which is essential for hormones and fertility. Sweet Potato is filled with anti - inflammation and anti oxidant properties.
Sweet potatoes are good for eye health. They are rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B3 Vitamin B6, manganese, magnesium and copper.
Let us see the recipe Now.
Tava Roasted Sweet Potatoes are good for kids and all the age group people. They are soft, turned crisp at the outer layer and taste yummy.

Things Needed :

Sweet Potatoes : : 2 to 3 ( Medium sized )
Carrot : 1
Onion : 1 ( Optional )
Green chutney : 1/2 Teaspoon
Coriander leaves : 1 Tablespoon
Green chilly : 1
Cooking Oil : 2 Tablespoons
Garam Masala : 1/2 Tsp
Chat Masala : 1/2 Tsp
Salt : As required :
Curd : 1/2 Cup



Method :

1. Wash and scrape out the outer layer and grate carrot and keep it aside.
2. Wash and cut green chilly and coriander leaves. Crush them with little salt. Keep it aside.


3. Remove the outer layer of onion and cut into small pieces.
4. Wash and cook sweet potatoes and remove the outer layer and cut them into small ( according to your wish).
5. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Sprinkle some oil and place the small pieces of sweet potatoes on the pan. Roast them on low flame. Sprinkle some oil on the top.


6. Turn the other side and cook them till they turn golden brown. Sprinkle little salt, garam masala and chat masala and let it fry slowly.


7. Remove them to a plate. Repeat the same with remaining pieces.


Now Plating :

1. Without Onion :
   Take a serving plate and spread some carrots and place roasted sweet potatoes on it.
 Sprinkle some more carrots and crushed green chilly and coriander mixture. Serve.




2. With Onions :

Take a serving plate. Spread carrot gratings. Place sweet potatoes. Add carrot gratings and cut onions. Put crushed coriander - green chilly mixture.  Serve.






3. With Curd : Adding onion is optional. I have not added onions.

Take a plate and spread carrots and place roasted sweet potato pieces.
Add some carrot gratings and coriander leaves - green chilly mixture.
Add curd on the top and serve.




Note : 

Do not over cook sweet potatoes. It does not taste good. Adding more oil and shallow frying sweet potato pieces is optional.
Use of onion is optional. Sprinkle some salt on the top is optional.
Let the spice be minimum. Crushed green chilly and coriander leaves adds to the taste.
Time : 15 Minutes if you already cooked sweet potatoes. To cook sweet potatoes another 5 to 6 minutes and to cool 10 minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3 .

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Simple Sweet Potato Patty

Having an Evening Snack is fun. You feel like having some thing spicy, yummy, quick and healthy snack. Lets try this yummy, easy, quick and simple " Simple Sweet Potato Patty " and Njoy our snack.
Try and Enjoy...


Some time dosa, idli or some street food like pani poori, vada pav. paneer pav baaji, so many lovely dishes arise in front of eyes and starts to dance. I mean you feel like having them.
Here is some thing which is very easy, quick and very very simple patties that can be prepared at home and enjoy eating them.
Here comes SWEET POTATO - WHEAT BREAD PATTY and it is so yummy that one should enjoy after preparing this.
All you need is Sweet Potatoes and Wheat bread with simple spices like garam masala, chilly powder and some cumin seeds.
All I said is to do it quick and gulp it leisurely.
NO Onion OR NO Garlic is added to these " Sweet Potato Patty ".

Ingredients :

Boiled Sweet Potatoes : 2 Medium size
Wheat Bread : 5 to 6 slices.
Salt : As required
Jeera / Cumin Seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Garam Masala : 1/2 Teaspoon
Chilly Powder : 1/2 Teaspoon
Oil : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Toppings : ( Optional )
Curd : 1 Cup
Onion : 2
Ketch Up

Method :

1. Take a big bowl and add cooked sweet potatoes.  (Better remove the outer layer).
2. Take the bread slices and powder it by hand or make in to pieces. No need to remove the edges.
3. Add garam masala, chilly powder, jeera and salt.
4. Mix all the ingredients nicely. Do not add any water.  Make it as a dough.
5. Divide them in to small portions.
6. Keep a pan on the fire. Heat the pan. Add a teaspoon of oil on the pan.
7. Take small portion of the patty dough and make as a ball shape and press it and give the shape you desired. Square or round or Oval. Prepare at least 4 at time.
8. Place them on the tava and put some oil on it. Let it cook on low flame. Let it cook till it turns golden brown.
9. Turn the other side and cook. You can add little oil while its cooking.


10 Take it out from the pan and serve with the choice of your side dip.


11. Repeat the same and complete all the patties.
12. We had it with cut onions, curd and ketch up as sides or dip.

Note :

Do not over boil sweet potatoes. You can powder bread in mixi jar. No need to dip the patty in rava or bread crumbs. Directly add bread pieces to sweet potatoes while mixing. No need to add any water.
Adding more spice or oil is optional. You can even fry. But it is not healthy. You can also add more spices or spices of your choice.  Remember having mild spice is always good for health. Cooking on low flame helps the patty to be tasty. Use of onions or garlic to patties is optional. I have not added to patties.  Served the onion pieces.
Time : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4
Patties with with Ketchup


Patty served with Curd 

Patties served with curd and onion

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Carrot - Sweet Potato Avalakki

Avalakki/Beaten Rice/ flattened rice / P0ha /Aval is one of the handy food that can be prepared within a few minutes. I have prepared varieties of Avalakki and here is one more which has sweet potato and carrots. It easy, yummy quick, simple, healthy and energetic.


I have used Thick variety of Avalakki, sweet potato, carrot, lemon and green chilly for mild spicy.

Let us see some benefits of eating " Sweet Potato " in our diet.
Sweet Potatoes are rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals. Sweet potatoes are rich in fiber. They are easy to digest. They are good content of iron, calcium, and B vitamins and Viamin C. They have good source of anti oxidants and good for our eye health.

No Onion or Garlic is used here in this : Carrot - Sweet Potato Avalakki ".
Carrot - Sweet Potato Avalakki is good for kids lunch box, travelling, some special fasting days and even for small gatherings .
I have used thick Avalakki.
Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients :

Avalakki : 2 Cups
Carrot : 1 ( Medium sized)
Sweet Potato : 1 ( Medium sized )
Green chilly : 2
Ginger : 1 Teaspoon /Grated
Jaggery : 2 Tablespoons
Turmeric powder : A little /1/4 Teaspoon
Coconut : 1/2 Cup
Salt : As required
Coriander leaves : 2 Tablespoons
Oil : 3 to 4 Tablespoons
Mustered Seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Curry Leaves : 8 to 10
Cashews : 5 to 6  /cut into small pieces. ( Optional ).
Lemon : 1 Tablespoon ( 1 lemon extract ).

Method :

1. Clean and wash avalakki and soak in 1/2 glass of water. Add salt, lemon extract, turmeric powder and jaggery. Mix it well and let it get set.


2. Wash and scrape out the peel of sweet potato and carrots. Grate carrots and keep it aside.
3. Cut sweet potato in to very thin pieces and wash it again.
4. Wash and slit green chilly, remove the outer layer of ginger and grate it.
5. Grate coconut and keep it aside. Cut a lemon and extract juice from it.
6. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Add oil and Mustard seeds. Let it splutter. Add cut cashew nuts.
7. Add slit green chilly and curry leaves. Add sweet potato pieces and fry till they turn soft.
8. Add carrots gratings and mix it well. Add soaked avalakki and mix it slowly. Add 1/2 Cup of water and cook till avalakki turns soft.  Add a tablespoon of ghee and mix it well.


9. Add required salt and mix it well. Add fresh grated coconut and mix it. Add lemon extract and mix it. Add a tablespoon of ghee and mix it well.


10. Shift the ready avalakki to a serving dish. Add cut coriander leaves.


11. Serve with a cup of curd.
12. Serve a banana with " Carrot - Sweet Potato Avalakki ".

Note: 

Use thick avalakki to get good taste. It should be fresh or you get a stale flavour. See that cooked avalakki turns soft. ( Not over cooked ). Use of carrots more or less is optional. More of green chilly is optional. Adding ghee is optional.
Time : 15 Minutes.
Serves : 2 to 3.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Sweet Potato - Poppy Seeds Payasa / Kheer.

Sweet Potato Payasa is one of the traditional Payasa/kheer done during the harvest of sweet potatoes.  You get plenty of fresh sweet potatoes during winter season.
It is normally during winter and sweet potatoes helps the body to be warm and energetic.


 I normally prepare sweet potato payasa without poppy seeds and use coconut milk.
I thought of using poppy seeds and wanted to try and enjoy this payasa. Anyways it is an easy dish and it taste delicious.
Normally we do use coconut milk in payasa and this time I have used poppy seeds/gasgase with coconut and use the whole ground paste. Use of poppy seeds helps us to get rid of gas in food.

Let us see some benefits of eating Sweet Potatoes in our diet.
Sweet Potatoes help us to lose weight. Eating sweet potatoes helps to maintain a healthy blood pressure. It is high in fiber and helps to prevent constipation. Sweet potatoes helps to improve immunity. It helps to control diabetes.
Sweet Potato contain no fats and filled with antioxidants. It is rich in carbohydrates and proteins. It contain Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and potassium. It contain minerals like Vitamin E, calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, iron and zinc.
Sweet Potatoes are good for diabetic people. It helps to improve the digestion and reduces the inflammation. It helps in reducing the stress and strengthens the body immunity.
I have used sweet potatoes, jaggery, coconut, cardamom and poppy seeds.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Sweet Potatoes : 3 to 4 ( Small in size ).
Jaggery : 1 Small cup  ( Powdered jaggery 4 to 5 tablespoons ).
Fresh grated coconut : 1 Cup
Poppy Seeds : 1 Tablespoon
Cardamom : 4 to 5 Pods
Avalakki :2 Tablespoons ( Optional )
Salt : A pinch

Method :

1. Keep a pan and put jaggery and 1 cup of water. Let jaggery melt nicely. Let it boil for 2 minutes after it melts. Sieve this mixture and keep the clean jaggery aside.
2. Wash and peel off the skin of sweet potatoes and cut in to small. Wash it again and soak in clean water for 2 to 3 minutes.

3. Now cook sweet potato pieces with required water till they turn soft. Wash and soak a tablespoon of avalakki / flattened rice.
4. Grate coconut and remove the seeds of cardamom. Grind it with 1 tablespoon of poppy seeds with required water till it turn as paste.


5. Add jaggery water to cooked sweet potato pieces and let it boil for 3 to 4 minutes. Add a pinch of salt to boiling mixture.

6. Now add ground coconut and poppy seeds - cardamom mixture. Mix it well.

7. Add soaked avalakki /flattened rice and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. It helps to bind the payasa nicely.

8. Shift Sweet Potato payasa to a serving dish. Add a cup of fresh milk just before serving.

9. Serve delicious Hot or cold " Sweet Potato Payasa /Kheer " and enjoy.

Note :

Cut sweet potato pieces into small to relish the taste. It helps to cook sweet potatoes fast. Adding flattened rice/Avalakki helps to bind the payasa well. You can use a teaspoon of soaked raw rice instead of avalakki. Wash and soak raw rice for at least for 5 minutes. Use of poppy seeds is optional. Use of coconut milk instead of coconut paste is optional. Adding more / less jaggery is optional. Use of sugar instead of jaggery is optional. Adding fresh milk adds to the taste. Add it once the payasa turns slightly cool.
Time : 20 Minutes.
Serves :  5 to 6.