SWEET POTATO PODIMAS (Mashed Sweet Potato curry)
Sweet potatoes are rich in Vitamin A, C, B6 and Beta carotene. This is one sweet vegetable that a diabetic can eat.
Do read about the health benefits of eating Sweet potatoes.
Sweet Potatoes – 5-6
Coconut – 1-2 tbsp
Green Chillies – 3-4
Ginger - a small piece
Asafetida – pinch
Salt to taste
Oil – 1 tbsp
Mustard -1 tsp
Udad dal – 1 tsp
Chana dal -1 tsp
Curry leaves – a sprig
Coriander leaves for garnish
Freshly grated coconut for garnish
Wash, boil and peel the sweet potatoes. Mash them and keep it aside. Grind the coconut, ginger and chilly into a coarse paste in a dry blender without adding any water.
In a Kadhai (wok), heat some oil add mustard, when the mustard begins to crackle add the udad dal and chana dal, when the dals turn slightly pinkish, add the grounded coconut paste, add asafetida, salt and the curry leaves. Roast until you get the aroma of coconut, Add the mashed sweet potatoes and mix well, Check for salt, Add salt at this point if required and mix well. Let this cook for a few minutes.
Garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and freshly grated coconut. Mix well and serve.
On the left is a picture of the Sweet Potato Plant(@Singapore Zoo) clicked by me. To see more pictures clicked by me do visit my Hobbies and Craft Blog (click on this link)