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SWEET POTATO CURRY

August 30, 2011 1:44 pm 0 comments

Sweet potato curry is a deliciously made Indian dish with the vibrant flavors of cumin, fresh curry leaves, garlic, caramelized onions, spicy red chilies and salt making this curry vivid and appetizing.

This Indian sweet potato curry adds a stupendous sweet and hot touch to your meal packed with vitamins, mineral and fiber. This dish makes an excellent family pleasing curry having a smooth texture. Sweet potato curry is a quick and simple dish that tastes great with plain white rice and is often included in healthy meal plans.

Sweet potatoes are often used in Indian cooking for making savory and sweet recipes which include delicious and exotic dishes like Sweet potato puli kulumbu (sweet potato cooked in tangy tamarind gravy), Sweet Potato Salad , Roasted Spiced Sweet Potatoes, Sweet Potato Roti Poli (sweet potato chapati), Sweet Potato Pudding, Gulab Jamun with Sweet Potato. Usually to make the sweet potato spicy, they make a wonderful masala combining with sweet caramelized taste of the potato with rich spices to give spicy flavor.

Sweet potatoes are often mistakenly called yams, but they are two different vegetables. Sweet potatoes are the root of a vine in the morning glory family and native to the New World tropics. Its history dates back to 750 B.C. in Peruvian records. Columbus brought the sweet potato to the New World from the island of Saint Thomas. Sweet potatoes are a Southern US favorite, particularly for the Thanksgiving holiday. You could also use sweet potato in place of pumpkin or butternut squash in ravioli, pasta sauces or risotto.

Curry in India is a very generic word used for a variety of dishes which could be a gravy base or a dry fry dish. The very popular spices found in most curries or curry powders are turmeric, coriander and cumin and a wide range of additional spices may be included depending on the geographic region and the foods being included (meats, fish, lentil, rice etc). The sweet potato curry is a lovely curry that is sweet and spicy, appetizing and delicious and most importantly very simple and quick to cook.

For preparing this spicy and delicious sweet potato curry, firstly heat little oil in a pan or kadai and add mustard, cumin seeds and fresh curry leaves. When the seeds crackle, add chopped onions and fry until the onions turn brown in color. Add the chopped sweet potatoes, chili powder, turmeric powder, salt and enough water to cook. Cook till the sweet potatoes are done and gravy is thick.

Do try this simple yet delicious recipe and for trying this dish, do click on the below link for detailed recipe:

http://www.vahrehvah.com/Sweet+Potato+Curry:1450

In some regions of India, fasts of religious nature are an occasion for a change in normal diet, and a total absence from cooking or eating is held as elective while a normal diet for a fasting day is a light feast consisting of different foods from usual, amongst which sweet potato is one of the prime sources of sustenance.

Sweet potato is a popular variety of preparation in most parts is roasted slow over kitchen coals at night and eaten with some dressing primarily salt, possibly yogurt; while the easier way in the south is simply boiling or pressure-cooking before peeling, cubing and seasoning for a vegetable dish as part of the meal.

Besides simple starches, sweet potatoes are rich in complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, beta carotene (a vitamin A equivalent nutrient), vitamin C, and vitamin B6. Pink, yellow and green varieties are high in carotene, the precursor of vitamin A. Considering fiber content, complex carbohydrates, protein, vitamins A and C, iron, and calcium, the sweet potato ranked highest in nutritional value.

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