Have you guys tasted sweet potato before? I never knew these light orange colored starchy sweeties were this tasty, until I ate them recently. I used to buy them from the stores thinking that I will use them to make different cakes, scones and other baked goods but it never ever made it into my oven as I could never imagine tasting a cake or any other bake with sweet potatoes! Poor sweet potatoes, every time I look at them they would have grown older and older and would end up sprouting, making its way to the trash :-(. But something changed after I had this sweet potato puzhungiyathu and thenga chammanthi at my friend Manju’s place. I really loved the sweet and spicy combination and the next day itself I went for shopping these beauties and prepared the same. My hubby too liked it and you know what, its one of our regular evening snacks these days. These chutneys goes really well with kappa puzhungiyathu/ kappa puzhukku also and they tastes best only when fresh. Sweet potato is one of the most nutritious vegetables around with loads of antioxidants. That gives you one more reason to try this recipe. Check out its health benefits here.Try and enjoy!!
Sweet Potato Puzhungiyathu
Wash and trim both the ends of the sweet potato and cut them into two. Steam them in an idli maker or in a rice cooker. It will take about 20 – 30 minutes. Peel off the skin. Serve hot or warm with thenga or mulaku chammanthi.
- Coconut – 1/4 – 1/2 cup
- Pearl onion – 2 – 3
- Green chillies or kanthari mulaku (birds eye chilli) – 3 or to taste
- Curry leaves – 2 – 3
- Salt – To taste
Coarsely grind all the above ingredients in a mixer.
- Pearl onion – 5 – 6
- Green chillies or kanthari mulaku – 5 – 6 , seeded ( I usually seed the green chillies. The hottest part of a chilli is the white membrane that connects the seeds to the flesh. Removing the seeds and membrane before cooking gives a milder flavour.)
- Curry leaves – 2
- Coconut oil – 2 tsp
- Salt – To taste
Crush all the ingredients except coconut oil and salt in a mortar and pestle or a mixer. Traditionally it is crushed in a mortar and pestle. If you are using a mixer, add green chillies first. Give it a pulse and then add the pearl onions and curry leaves. Pulse it again, do not grind the mixture, just crush it. Transfer the mixture to a small bowl. Add enough salt and coconut oil. It tastes best only when fresh.
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Love these.. and I too agree that this is a deadly combo.. pandu veettil 11 o clock food nu undaavarunde… parambil undakkunna madhura kizhangu.. evde njan kandittilla 🙁
I Had it once in my friends place,urs luks fabulous.Wounderful combo.
Love this..innale njan chembu puzhungi..kude mulaku chammantheem :-)ennalum ithu kandittu vayil vellam niranju
wow..i am drooling here… this combination is new to me. usually we have with coconut milk and sugar..must give this a try too…slurp..
These are my fav , but i never had them with chutneys..Will surely try this combo next time..Yummies pics rock…
wow mouthwatering… Simple and yummy…
Sweet potato with mulaku chutney sounds yumm.Next time e combo try cheyyanam.Ente MIL e coconut chutney yil curd koodi cherkum.Mulkau chammanthiyil greenchilli ku pakaram red chilli yum 🙂
This is my all time fav:)
Simple , healthy n a tasty dish
kothi varanu kandittu… perfect combo!
Woow!! sweet potato is very healthy food for all ages dear..very nice recipe simple yet healthy one.
Delicious and nutritious sweet potato dish.Beautiful presentation.
Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com
Delicious platter, looks awesome and yumm!
the mulagu chammanthi literally made me droooooooool 🙂
That looks so delicious, yummy combination.
Oooh…my favourite…sweet potatoes. But I can’t get that type here…only the orange type. I can eat them any way they are cooked…mmm…delicious 😀
This is my hubby’s fav….looks delish…
veruthe kothippikathe..enikku mulakuchammanthi kandappozhe vayil vellam vannu…
nadan vibavam anallo….chamanti combination is new to me…yummy!!
Sounds great..never tried this combo yet..kandittu kothi aavunnu..will try this
Madhura kizhagnum chamanthium adipoli combination. Kandittu kothi varunnu.
wow what a beautiful combo …never new we can have these sweet potatos such a beautiful way
Lovely combo..a very new way to eat sweet potatoes!
wow adipoli ayittundu ketto mulaku chammanthi enet fav anu kappa de kude pic adipoli ayittundu kandittu kazhikkan tonnunnu
Wonderful n tempting combo…
Looks yummy and nice combo
wow….these look awesome!we used to havw sweet potato mashed with coconut and sugar!yum..here the sweet potatoes are orange in colour, i mean flesh!!and it doesnt taste good too!
A very simple yet healthy and nutritious meal!
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