Wednesday, 21 November 2012

202. sweet potato shaak

power packed tuber

Sweet potatoes are pretty much in season at the moment. Bake it, roast it, boil it, puree it. Whichever way you may prefer to have it but have it. Sweet potatoes contain twice the amount of dietary fibers compared to a normal potato. It is rich in beta carotene, contains large amounts of Vitamin B6 which is beneficial in breaking down homocysteine (which contributes in  hardening the arteries and blood vessels). It contains a great amount of manganese and also is rich in Vitamin C and E. This humble, staple root is easy to cook and tastes great with a drizzle of lemon, salt, pepper or chilli powder. My injured foot has stopped my trip to the market for a few days but Simon, the veggie guy bought some sweet potatoes from the market a few days ago. He kept on insisting I buy them, trying to convince me that its really good for health but his intention was to get rid of the huge quantity that he had bought! instead of baking them I decided to make a sabji (vegetable) out of it. I remember my mum use to make it quite often to go with other curries or vegetables.



SWEET POTATO SHAAK ( VEGETABLE)
2 to 4 servings

3 cups peeled and cubed sweet potato
2 tbsps oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 to 2 green chillis, cut into thin slices
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tsp salt
¼ cup water
1 tbsp lemon juice

  1. Peel and cut the potatoes and keep it in the water till required.
  2. Heat oil in a wide pan over medium heat.
  3. When it becomes hot, add the cumin seeds, chillis and ginger.
  4. Saute for a few seconds and add the cubed potatoes.
  5. Add salt and mix it well.
  6. Add the water.
  7. Cover the pan and cook the potatoes over low heat till done.
  8. Stir occasionally and don't overcook the vegetable as it will become mushy.
  9. When the potatoes are cooked, add lemon juice, mix gently and serve immediately with hot chappatis or parathas.
Tips :
  • Can use this recipe for ekadashi.
  • If serving this dish to small children, then avoid chopped chillis.
  • Grease your hands with a little oil before peeling and cutting sweet potatoes.
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sukhi bhaji

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Wednesday, 21 November 2012

202. sweet potato shaak

power packed tuber

Sweet potatoes are pretty much in season at the moment. Bake it, roast it, boil it, puree it. Whichever way you may prefer to have it but have it. Sweet potatoes contain twice the amount of dietary fibers compared to a normal potato. It is rich in beta carotene, contains large amounts of Vitamin B6 which is beneficial in breaking down homocysteine (which contributes in  hardening the arteries and blood vessels). It contains a great amount of manganese and also is rich in Vitamin C and E. This humble, staple root is easy to cook and tastes great with a drizzle of lemon, salt, pepper or chilli powder. My injured foot has stopped my trip to the market for a few days but Simon, the veggie guy bought some sweet potatoes from the market a few days ago. He kept on insisting I buy them, trying to convince me that its really good for health but his intention was to get rid of the huge quantity that he had bought! instead of baking them I decided to make a sabji (vegetable) out of it. I remember my mum use to make it quite often to go with other curries or vegetables.



SWEET POTATO SHAAK ( VEGETABLE)
2 to 4 servings

3 cups peeled and cubed sweet potato
2 tbsps oil
1 tsp cumin seeds (jeera)
1 to 2 green chillis, cut into thin slices
1 tsp grated ginger
1 tsp salt
¼ cup water
1 tbsp lemon juice

  1. Peel and cut the potatoes and keep it in the water till required.
  2. Heat oil in a wide pan over medium heat.
  3. When it becomes hot, add the cumin seeds, chillis and ginger.
  4. Saute for a few seconds and add the cubed potatoes.
  5. Add salt and mix it well.
  6. Add the water.
  7. Cover the pan and cook the potatoes over low heat till done.
  8. Stir occasionally and don't overcook the vegetable as it will become mushy.
  9. When the potatoes are cooked, add lemon juice, mix gently and serve immediately with hot chappatis or parathas.
Tips :
  • Can use this recipe for ekadashi.
  • If serving this dish to small children, then avoid chopped chillis.
  • Grease your hands with a little oil before peeling and cutting sweet potatoes.
You may want to check out the following :
sukhi bhaji

Sending this recipe to the following event :


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