Many people are afraid to eat sweet potato thinking that it can trouble stomach. Nevertheless, this genius vegetable has many health benefits. Before proceeding to recipe, let us see what benefits it offers.
- High in vitamin B6 that reduce homocystein that is responsible for degenerative of cells and tissues.
- Good source of vitamin C that helps in boosting the immune system.
- Contain good amount of iron that gives strength to body.
- Good source of magnesium, which is an anti-stress mineral.
- They are also source of potassium, which is a source of electrolyte that regulates nerve signals.
- Rich source of carotenoids, precursor of vitamin A that is needed for good eyesight.
- In addition, they are good for dieting: Sweet potatoes have natural sugars that are slowly release to blood stream and help to balance energy without an increase in blood sugar that can cause fatigue and weight gain.
- Sweet Potato – 3
- Curry leaves – One string
- Oil – 3 tbsp
- Mustard – 1 tsp
- Asafetida – pinch
- Red chilli – Two
- Ginger – One inch -grated
- Salt – as needed
- Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
- Sambar powder – 2 tsp
- Turmeric – 1/4 tsp
- Rice flour – 1 tbsp
- Wash and peel the sweet potatoes and cut them into cubes.
- Heat oil in a pan, add mustard, curry leaves and couple of red chillis
- Add cut sweet potatoes followed by salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder and sambar powder.
- Mix well and cover the lid. Cook in low flame for about 10 minutes.
- In between check the potatoes -they should not overcook. Cook potatoes until it becomes soft but not mushy.
- To cooked sweet potatoes, add rice flour and sauté. Fry it in medium flame for 5-7 minutes till the potato surface develops brown spots
- Serve the sweet potato curry with chapatti, roti, naan, cumin rice or as a side dish with main course.