Friday, November 11, 2016

Sweet Potato Poriyal | Sakkaravalli Kizhangu Poriyal | Stir fry

Sweet Potato Poryial, an easy stir fry with indian spices and it goes well with rice and sambar. Sweet Potatoes which are available here is quite different from the one in India. Indian variety is in pale yellow color in contrast to the bright orange ones available here.In our school days, Amma boiled the sakravalli kizhangu/Sweet potato for our evening after school snack. Yep, just boiled and have it as such. If the potatoes have less sweet then we used to have them with sugar and i love them.But now i dont like the US variety one as simply boiled,it's so sweet, so i tried this poriyal and it's an instant hit in our home. Now let see the procedure.

Sweet Potato Poriyal

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 20 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Condiments | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Sweet Potato - 1(large)
Onion - 1/2 of medium size one
Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard & Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Turmeric powder - a pinch
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste

Cut the sweet potato into half and put it in pressure cooker along with 1/2 cup of water and pressure cook it for 1 whistle. Once the pressure released from the cooker, remove it from the hot water and let it cool, in the mean time, chop the onions into small pieces and torn the curry leaves and keep it ready.Peel the potatoes &cut them into thin circles and sprinkle all the spices(turmeric & red chili powder ) & salt. Heat the kadai with oil, add mustard and urad dal, let the mustard splutter.Add the onions and saute till the onions becomes translucent, then add the sweet potatoes with spices.Toss the pan,so the spices evenly mix with the potato and let it cook on medium flame till both sides of the potato becomes golden brown and crispy.Tasty Sweet Potato Poriyal is ready.
  • Don't use the spatula after added the potatoes in the pan, it will mash them, gentle toss the potatoes in regular interval.
  • As the sweet potato have more sweetness, add a little more red chili powder to balance the sweet.
  • Instead of pressure cook the sweet potato, you can cook them in open pot too.
  • Don't cook for more than 1 whistle, it will turn mushy.

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