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Sweet Potatoes


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My family loves sweet potatoes and I'm forever looking for new ways to cook them. What I currently do with them is:

a) Saute them with mustard, curry leaves and green chillies

b) Make a Konkani sukke with coconut masala

c) Make pakodas out of them

d) Pan-fry them with chilli powder and salt.

e) I also tried Mongo Jones' potato and sweet potato chaat recently.

What do you guys do with it?

Suman

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I had a really nice sweet potato curry at a bangladeshi place a few weeks back.

can't tell you how to make it, but the spicing seemd about the same as for chick peas, minus any tomato.

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With as much ghee and as much of the hottest chile powder you can stand. Fresh chiles work too. I'm partial to habanero. I like to mash them and mix in the ghee and peppers as I mash them. It gives sweet heat a whole new meaning.

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With as much ghee and as much of the hottest chile powder you can stand. Fresh chiles work too. I'm partial to habanero. I like to mash them and mix in the ghee and peppers as I mash them. It gives sweet heat a whole new meaning.

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Heres my recipe for sweet potato pulusu ( sweet and sour gravy :unsure: )

Sweet potatoes 2

Water 2 cups

Tamarind pulp 1/2 cup

Jaggery 2 tbsps ( both these quantities depend on the sweet/sour proportion one likes)

Tumeric 1/2 tsp

Green chillies 2

Rice flour 1 tbsp ( to thicken the sauce)

curry leaves

salt

For the tadka :

oil , mustard , methi seeds , dried red chillies and hing.

coriander leaves for garnish

Steam and slice the sweet potatoes. Add all the ingredients ( apart from the tadka ones ) to water , simmer gently. Add in the sweet potatoes. Finally add the tadka and garnish with coriander leaves.

A variation would be to add other vegetables like pumpkin , okra etc. A more elaborate way is to add a spoonful of pulusu podi ( dry roasted and powdered pepper, fenugreek, coriander seeds ,red chillies and asafoetida ).

This is usually served with roasted and boiled toor dal to which a dollop of ghee is added and rice.

Edited by Spiceroute (log)
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