Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Sweet Potato Palya or Dry curry

 Sweet potato curry is a side dish. It is an easy dish and goes well with all the main dishes like chapatis, pooris, plain rice and rotis.

Sweet potato is said to be one of the healthy vegetable and filled with fiber and carbohydrates.
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Sweet potatoes : 2 to 3
Green chillies : 2 to 3
Oil : 2 Tablespoons
Salt : to taste
Curry Leaves : 4 to 6
Coriander Leaves : 2 sticks
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
Jeera : 1/4 Teaspoon
Urd daal : 1/2 Teaspoon
Ingh : a pinch
Method :
1. Wash and boil sweet potatoes (Half boil)and leave it for cooling .
2. Remove the skin and cut into small pieces.

3. Wash and cut green chilly, curry leaves and coriander leaves.
4. Keep a pan on the fire and put oil.

5. Put urid dal, mustard seeds and let mustard seeds splutter.
6. Add jeera and curry leaves. Fry for a second. Add ingh/asafoetida.
7. Add cut sweet potatoes and cook on low flame. Stir in between. Add cut green chilly and mix.

8. Let it turn soft. (Do not over cook). Add salt and turmeric powder. Mix it well.
9. Add coriander leaves and mix it. Shift the ready quick Sweet potato dry curry to the serving dish.

10. Serve with the main dish of your choice.
Note :
You can cut the pieces into small and then cook directly on the fire. One should take care while cooking. It should not be over cooked. Adding any spice is optional. Adding onions or garlic is optional. Use of minimum oil is optional and healthy too.
Time : 15 Minutes.
4 servings.;

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