Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sweet Potato Curry Recipe-Sakkarai Valli Kizhangu Poriyal

Sweet potato is known as "Sarkarai Valli Kizhangu" in Tamil. Sweet potatoes are inexpensive and also the most nutritious vegetable. We can prepare a variety of Indian dishes with sweet potatoes. It is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese and  beta-carotene. It is also a very good sources of vitamin B6, potassium, copper and a good source of fiber.They are also an excellent source of antioxidants which may help protect our cells from damage. So why not include this humble vegetable which gives us so much health benefits in our diet regularly, when it is in season. Today we will learn how to make a delicious sweet potato curry following this easy recipe.

Sweet Potato Curry-Sakkarai Valli Kizhangu Poriyal

Sweet Potato Curry-Sakkarai Valli Kizhungu Poriyal

Sweet Potato Curry-Sakkarai Valli Kizhungu Poriyal

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 10 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Sweet potato -2 (as seen in the picture)
   Onion -1
   Green chilli -1 (finely chopped)
   Ginger - 1 inch piece (finely chopped)
   Chilli powder - 1/4-1/2 tsp
   Turmeric powder - a pinch
   Salt as needed

   For the seasoning

   Oil -2 tsp
   Mustard seeds -1 tsp
   Curry leaves -a sprig


Wash and pressure cook sweet potatoes for 2-3 whistles or until soft. You can also boil it in water until soft.

Peel the skin and cut it into small pieces.

Chop onions into small pieces. Finely chop ginger and green chillies.


Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add curry leaves, onions, green chillies, ginger and saute until onions turn transparent.

Add chopped sweet potatoes, turmeric powder, chilli powder, salt needed and cook on low flame for 5 minutes stirring in between.

Serve hot with rice.

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  1. Very healthy and tasty looking poriyal.

  2. Simple and delicious poriyal.. looks tempting!!

  3. Adding ginger is good in this curry.nice recipe!

  4. In Mumbai they are available in all this simple and quick preparation.

  5. Hi Padhu, this tasted great. But the sweetness was evident. So can you suggest which rice dish to pair it with? Like sambar rice or some kind of variety rice?

    1. It goes well with sambar sadam. Add more chillies to reduce the sweetness and if you prefer it hot and spicy.

  6. If I can't find curry leaves at my local shop, what can I use as a substitute?


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