Friday, March 19, 2010

Sweet Potato Podimas

This podimas is so easy to make and tastes delicious with rice and sambhar. the natural sweetness of the sweet potato wis kind of mellowed by ( duh...) the kick from ginger and chillies plus the refreshing lemon.

Try this and you will enjoy! you can add or take away the chillies according to your taste.


1 medium sized sweet potato
2 green chillies chopped
1 inch ginger peeled and chopped
lemon juice according to taste.
Cilantro for garnishing
Grated coconut 2 tbsp.
salt to taste
hing 1/4 tsp


1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp urad dal
1 tsp channa dal
1/2 red chilli.
curry leaves few

Peel the sweet potato and cut into medium dice. Cook on stove top or microwave till soft. Do not pressure cook it as the ones available in USA become really mushy.

In a pan add oil, splutter the mustard seeds, urad, channa dal. Ad the redchilli and curry leaves. then add the hing, green chillies and ginger and saute for a few seconds. Now add the cooked sweet potato, grated coconut and slat according to your taste.

Cover and cook for a few minutes. Turn off the stove, squeeze the lemon juice to suit to your taste. Garnish with cilantro and it's ready to be apired with rice and curry.


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