Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Sweet Potato -Carrot Dry Curry

Sweet Potato - Carrot Curry is a dry curry and we can have them with bread, buns , chapatis pooris or even with Rice. (Plain or Masala). Just thought of using both vegetables and prepare some thing for buns. It goes well with buns. You can also try this dish to top up the roasted bread or bread toast.

You all know the benefits of eating Sweet Potato and carrots in our daily diet.
Sweet potato are loved by kids as well as adults. Sweet Potatoes do not contain saturated fats and cholesterol and it is rich source of dietary fiber, anti -oxidants, vitamins and minerals.It is recommended as a healthy food supplement even in diabetes. Sweet Potatoes are excellent source of beta- carotene and vitamin -A. These compounds are powerful natural antioxidants. Vitamin A is required by the body to maintaion integrity of healthy mucus membranes and skin. It is a vital nutrient for healthy vision. Sweet potatoes provides a good amount of vital minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium, manganese and potassium, are very essential for the body.

Eating carrots help to improve the vision. Carrots are good source of anti- oxidants and helps to slow down the aging of cells.They are rich source of  vitamin A and Vitamin C. They are rich in Many B complex groups of vitamins such as folic acid. They are full of minerals like copper, calcium, potassium, manganese and phosphorus.

Here is a recipe of  " Sweet Potato -Carrots Dry Curry",  which is easy to prepare and njoy having this with whole family members of all age group..I am sure every one will definitely love this curry.

Things Needed :

Sweet Potatoes : 2 to 3
Carrots : 2
Tomatoes : 2
Garam Masala : 1 Table spoon
Green chilly : 1
Ginger : 1 Table spoon (grated)
Mustard seeds : 1/2 Tea spoon
Urid Dal : 1/2 Tea spoon
Jeera : 1/2 Tea spoon
Salt : to taste
Oil : 2 Table spoon
curry leaves : 1 Handful
Coriander leaves : 2 Table spoons.

Method :

1. Wash and boil or pressure cook sweet potatoes and remove the skin and smash the sweet potatoes and keep it aside.
2. Wash and grate carrots, ginger, cut tomatoes, green chilly, coriander leaves and keep it aside.

3. Now keep the pan on the fire put oil and heat. Put mustard seeds , urid dal and let it spurt.

4. Add jeera and curry leaves . Add cut tomatoes and fry nicely. Add green chilly and garam masala  and fry for 1 minute.

5. Fry till tomatoes turn thick. Add cooked and smashed  sweet potatoes and mix it well.

6. Add grated carrots, required salt and mix it well slowly.

7. Cook on low flame so that it does not get burnt.
8. Add cut coriander leaves and take out the sweet potato carrot dry curry and shift it to the serving bowl.

9. Serve with the main dish you have prepared.
10. I served this " Sweet Potato -Carrots dry curry " with poories.

11. I also had this curry with buns just like  " Dabeli " ,

12.. I just put some Sweet Potato curry in the middle of the bun and put some roasted ground nuts. It was really nice to have them.

 Note :

Do not over cook sweet potatoes.  You can add green peas (fresh) to this curry. You can add more spices, onions and garlic. (I did not use any of these).
Time : 20 Minutes
Serves : 4 to 5


  1. Delicious filling....... I'am drooling here!

  2. Oh just want to have some pooris wit this curry

  3. Looks yummy ! Will surely try it out..

  4. Your filling in the pav (bun) looks appetizing. Long time since had sweet potato.

  5. Thank you dear ...thanks for the sweet comment..

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  7. Very nice article, I enjoyed reading your post, very nice share, I want to twit this to my followers. Thanks!. patatosalata


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