Thursday, March 20, 2014

Palak - Sweet Potato Palya & Mosaru Bajji

 Palak (spinach) - Sweet Potato Palya and Mosaru bajji are side dishes, using Palak and Sweet potatoes, coconut, green chilly. Palya is a dry curry and mosaru bajji is like Raitha.

Sweet Potato is one of the average calorie starch foods. It contain no saturated fats or cholesterol and is rich source of dietary fiber, anti - oxidants, vitamins and minerals. Sweet Potato provides a good amount of vital minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium. manganese and potassium.

Palak is very low in calories and fats. It contains a good amount of soluble dietary fiber. It controls cholesterol. Fresh leaves are rich source of several vital anti - oxidant vitamins like vitamin A,
Vitamin C and antioxidants. Palak leaves are an excellent source of vitamin K. Palak leaves contain a good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, magnesium, copper and zinc. It is also rich source of Omega - 3 fatty acids.

Here is a recipe of Palak - Sweet Potato Palya and Mosaru bajji. We can have this dishes with rice, chapati, vegetable rice or palau and roti or pooris.

Ingredients :

Sweet Potato : 2  (medium sized)
Palak leaves :  1 Small Bundle
Gree chilly : 2
Curry leaves : 1/2 Tea spoon
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Tea spoon
Urid dal : 1/2 Tea spoon
Ingh (Asafoetida) : a pinch
Turmeric Powder : a pinch
Salt : to taste
Coconut : 2 Table spoons (Fresh and grated)
Oil : 1 Tea spoon
Coriander leaves : 2 Table spoons
Methi seeds : 4 to 5 seeds

Method :

1. Wash and boil (pressure cook) sweet potatoes and leave it for cooling. Remove the skin when it is cooled.

2. Wash and cut palak leaves, green chilly and coriander leaves.

3. Now keep a pan and heat. Add oil.
4. Add mustard seeds, urid dal and methi seeds. Let the mustard seeds spurt.
5. Add jeera, ingh and curry leaves. Add cut green chilly and fry for 10 seconds.

6. Now add palak leaves and mix it nicely and add 1/2 cup of water, turmeric powder and cook.

7.  Cut or smash cooked sweet potatoes and add to palak.
8. Cook on low flame for 2 minutes and put off the gas.
9. Add grated coconut, mix it well and shift Sweet potato - Palak Palya to a serving dish.

10. Serve as side dish with chapati or rice.

Recipe for Mosaru Bajji (Raitha)

1 Bowl of  Palak -Sweet potato Palya
1 Small cup of curd
1 Table spoon of coriander leaves
Salt to taste
Method :
 Take a little bigger bowl.  Add cooked palya and curd. Add salt and coriander leaves. Raitha is ready to serve.
Note :
No need to use much oil. You can add chilly or chilly powder according to  your wish. You can also add cut onions with Raitha. I have added riped chilly..
Time : 20 Minutes 
Serves : 3 to 4


  1. very tasty curry .loved it..i will try this recipe..

  2. wow very interesting, adding sweet potato to palak looks yummy will try this soon.... love the raita as well...


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