Sweet Potato Chicken Curry is a seasonal recipe, as sweet potato is a seasonal vegetable. Usually we boil, peel and directly take the sweet potato but most of don’t like it. After getting the health benefits of sweet potatoes as it helps in getting rid of cancer-friendly free radicals, good for diabetes, also helps in proper muscular growth and in digestion. Let me share the recipe…
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Sweet Potato Chicken Curry / Cheeni Kilangu Kozhi Kulambu
- Sweet Potato – 200 gm
- Chicken – 250 gm
- Onions – 2 nos (medium size)
- Ginger (I “inch) – 1 no
- Garlic – 6 cloves
- Tumeric powder – ½ tsp
- Chilli powder – 1 tsp
- Coriander powder – 2 tsp
- Chilli powder – 1 tsp
- Cumin powder – 2 tsp
- Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
- Split Blackgram – ¼ tsp
- Curry leaves – a sprig
- Salt to taste
- Coconut oil – 2 tbsp
Making of Sweet Potato Curry –
- Peel and finely chop the onions, ginger and garlic into pieces.
- Peel and roughly cube the sweet potato into medium pieces.
- Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard, split blackgram and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
- Add the onions, ginger and garlic and cook until they turn golden brown in color.
- Add the sweet potatoes, followed by all the spice powders and salt.
- Cook until the raw smell goes off. Add the chicken pieces and cook for a min.
- Pour 2 cups of water, cover and cook until the chicken and sweet potatoes are cooked.
- Remove the lid, cook in medium flame until the curry thickens and the oil starts floating on the top.
- Garnish with coriander leaves.
Serve hot with steamed rice and any stir-fry/poriyal.
Sweet Potato Paratha is one such delicious recipe, which made in minutes and also good for lunch box. As they have a sweet taste, it would be liked by most of the kids. I could remember very well during winters; sweet potatoes are available all over the local markets. During Pongal, my mom use to get these sweet potatoes, cook them, peel the skin and we have it as such. It would be yum, but nowadays when I served it the same way my mom served it me, my kids do not want to have it.
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Health Benefits of Sweet Potato – Sweet Potato is one of the high calorie food with no saturated FATS or CHOLESTEROL and rich in dietary fiber, vitamins and minerals. The Vitamin B6 in them, helps keep the walls of arteries and blood vessels flexible and healthy which allows blood flow freely. It helps in the treatment of anemia and several premenstrual symptoms in women.
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Usually I don’t miss to use the seasonal produce, so thought of creating a recipe with sweet potatoes and this resulted in my sweet potato paratha where I served it with Tomato dip and Mushroom potato curry. Let me share the recipe…
Sweet Potato Paratha
- Sweet potato paratha – 2 nos (medium sized)
- Wheat flour – 2 cups
- Green chillies – 2 nos
- Cumin powder – 1 tsp
- Salt to taste
- Oil – 4 tbsp
Making of Sweet Potato Paratha:
- Roughly chop the sweet potatoes to medium size and pressure-cook them for 2 whistles (up to mashing consistency).
- Finely chop the green chillies and keep it aside.
- Take the wheat flour in a wide mouth bowl, make a well in the center, pour ½ cup of water, and knead the flour to a dough.
- Pour water little by little and knead the flour to dough.
- Finally pour a 1 tbsp of oil and knead the dough for 15 mins.
- Cover it with a damp cloth and let it rest for 15 to 20 mins.
- Meanwhile, remove the lid from the pressure-cooker when the pressure subsides.
- Drain the water, peel the skin and transfer the sweet potatoes to a wide mouth bowl.
- Add the cumin powder, salt and green chillies, mash them to a paste.
- Divide the dough to a medium size ball, dust the surface and flatten the rolled balls.
- Place a small portion of the mashed sweet potato and again roll the dough to a ball.
- Dust the surface with flour and gently flatten the rolled-out dough.
- Heat a tawa, rub the tawa with oil, place the flatten dough, drizzle oil along the sides of the paratha.
- Cook in medium flame by swapping both sides, until they turn golden brown in color.
Serve hot with Tomato Dip and any gravy or curry. I have served it with Mushroom Potato curry.