Sunday, June 15, 2014

Sweet Potato Podimas / Madhura Kizhangu Podimas

Sweet Potato Podimas is my hubby's favourite side dish for rice. This recipe is little different from usual potato podimas recipe. This is so easy to make and tastes delicious. Sweet potatoes are more healthier than normal potatoes. They are fiber rich and an excellent source of antioxidants. We can prepare a vatiety of indian dishes with sweet potatoes.

Sweet potato (Madura Kizhangu) : 1/4 kgs
Oil : 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds : 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves : 2 sprig
Asafetida : 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste
To be ground to a coarse paste :
Fresh grated coconut : 1/4 cup
Cumin seeds : 1/2 tsp
Shallots : 3
Dry whole red chillies : 4

Wash and trim the edges of sweet potatoes and cook in enough water. Let it cool. Peel the skin off and crumble. Potatoes should not become mushy, and neither should there be very large lumps.
Grind all the ingredients mentioned for grinding to a coarse paste.
Heat a pan with oil, add the mustard seeds and when they pop, add asafetida and curry leaves.
Add the coarsely ground paste, salt and mashed sweet potato. Mix well and keep in low flame for two minutes. Serve hot with plain rice and your choice of curry.

Tags: VegetarianSide DishPotato


  1. I usually make potato podimas sweet potato sounds like a better option.
    Shaami, I am really glad to see my blog name in ur blog roll.

  2. Yummy Recipe.. never tried sweet potato.. will try it soon.
    Thanks for visiting my site & lovely comment..

  3. Delicious podimas, a healthy alternative to the potato version.. Happy to follow you too..