Mar 10, 2012

Sweet Potato Poriyal / Sakkarai Valli Kizhangu Poriyal / Cheeni Kilangu Poriyal

When we were kids amma used to buy sweet potatoes only during pongal, that also she will buy only few..We used to fight for it, because everyone loves it. But nowadays we buy it more often.. We don’t usually cook sweet potatoes, it is had just boiled…Have you ever tried that way..It taste so good. Couple of weeks before amma bought few pounds of sweet potatoes from the market..And I was wondering what to do with those other than boiling it..So when I browsed, I found sweet potato fries and sweet potato poriyal is rocking the internet..So thought to try it out..And the result was not bad, I realised that sweet potatoes taste great even it is cooked and fried.

I hope you will love it for sure and let me know the results..

Recipe Source:Edible garden


Sweet Potato / Sakkarai Valli Kizhangu – 5 Peeled and Cubed
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi – 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku – 1 tsp
Dry red Chilli - 1
Curry leaves -1 spring
Salt to taste
Oil- 2 tblspn

For Roasting and Grinding:
Coconut – 3 tblspn
Dry Red Chilli - 4
Channa Dal / Kadalai paruppu – 1 tblspn
Coriander Seeds / Malli Vithai – 1 tblspn
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam – 1 tsp


Dry roast all the ingrediants given in the list except coconut for 5 mins on a low heat till the colour changes. Add coconut and roast it for 3-4 mins untill it turns colour. Remove it and allow it to cool down. Now grind it in a blender till it turns into a powder. Set this aside.

Heat oil in a  kadai. Add mustard,dry red chilli and curry leaves and let it pop. Add in sweet potato along with salt and turmeric and give a mix.

Add some water and cover the pan. Simmer it till the potatoes are cooked and all water has evaporated.

Now add in the powder and mix well. Fry for 2 mins.

Serve with rice.

Take all your ingrediants
Stuffs you need for the powders

fry them in a dry pan

add coconut once they started to turn golden

roast it

and remove to a bowl

you can powder it in a blender..I used my mortar and pestle

powder it
Now peel ur sweet potatoes

chop them up

Heat oil and add mustard, dry red chilli and curry leaves

add potatoes


and salt

add some water

cover and cook

till sweet potatoes are tender

add powdered spices

and mix well



  1. great recipe. looks delicious.

  2. This makes me hungry..!!Yum..

  3. What a delicious recipe! Looks really spicyand flavoursome and brimming with potatoes? Yes please :D

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  4. Yummy Yummy........iam sure this tastes simply superb....Going 2 try this soon......

  5. Lovely. I make a similar recipe using white potatoes - sweet potatoes sound like a tasty change.

  6. Superb and I like the kadai you made it in..

  7. Great recipe. Link it to Priya of Now serving.

  8. Tempting me Aarthi.I am on a diet and you torture me ?> hmmm..

  9. This is such a great thing to do. I would love to try this recipe. My family love sweet potato but we never cook them into a real complete meal. Thanks for this recipe. I will try it this weekend.

  10. My husband is a huge fan of sweet potatoes. I thought he would like this poriyal, but I had no idea he would like it so much! This is what he said at dinner: "You know, all the recipes you get from Mrs. Yummy Tummy are great, but this one is the best. I'm sorry, but I want to marry this poriyal and have little baby sweet potatoes" (he's such a joker xD) Thanks for posting this!


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