Monday, November 26, 2007

Sweet Potato Paratha - The Non-Stuffed Kind !!


How about discussing the similarities, differences and then some about Sweet Potatoes and Yams some other time :) For now, I'll just tell you about my affinity for this lovely tuber :)
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I enjoy a Sweet Potato(as I know it), by boiling it and then just a sprinkling of salt, pepper and lemon juice :) And my mom's sweet potato chaat brings me immense joy!! It includes fresh boiled & chopped sweet potatoes, banana & guava in tamarind sauce.........YUM :) I can down bowls full of this "nutritious" chaat any given day!!
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In my quest to try different recipes with this adorable tuber, I made Paratha's and to make things simpler, made the non-stuffed kind ;) This recipe is inspired from the much talented BurekaBoy's puris.


Sweet Potato Paratha
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2 sweet potatoes, boiled
1.5 cups wheat flour (regular chapati atta)
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp chili powder, adjust to taste
a generous pinch of asafoetida/hing
salt to taste
5-6 mint leaves finely chopped (optional)
(coriander leaves work very well here, but i had just used up my entire stock making chutney, so I tried mint leaves from my beautiful plant, a thoughful gift from a dear blogger friend! )

2 tbsp yogurt/dahi
1 tbsp oil
a few tbsp water to knead the dough
a few tbsp oil to cook the paratha
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1. Peel the boiled sweet potatoes.
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2. Mix wheat flour, spices, yogurt, oil and mashed sweet potatoes. Mix well to incorporate the spices in to the flour.
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3. Add water as required to knead a soft and smooth dough. Keep aside for an hour for the flavors to develop. If pressed for time can make them immediately as well.
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4. Heat a griddle/tava. Roll into medium sized parathas and cook like a regular paratha, spreading a few drops of oil on both the sides while cooking them.
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5. Keep covered in a box lined with paper napkins. Enjoy these soft and delicious parathas. They are very easy to roll and stay very soft for a long time. Can be served with chutney & pickle of your choice and some yogurt on the side :) They make a wonderful accompaniment to Tea!!!!
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Enjoy!!!

61 comments:

Asha said...

I made Yam dessert for TG! Parathas with it sounds and looks yummy. Sweet and savory, you can eat them like snack!:)

Padmaja said...

Richa!! sweet potato parathas, thats an amazing recipe dear.
They look so unique!!

Happy cook said...

I also only had sweet potato just boiled and with salt.
Love the paratha, i was looking trough your round up of RCI punjab when your mail popped up commenting on my date cake ;-)
About the oven it is 190°c

Seema said...

Wow never thought of using sweet potatoes in parathas. Loved the idea. Those parathas with hot pickle and a bowl of curds would be perfect.

Shivapriya said...

I sometimes make regular potatoes this way for my son. Next time when I get sweet potato I will try this. Looks garam garam and naram naram:).

Richa said...

thanks asha! yup, i see sweet potatoes everywhere :)

thanks padmaja! glad u liked them.

thanks for the info, HC! do try these, they remain so soft :)

thanks seema! yes it sure is a yum way to use sweet potato and with dahi & pickle it is just irrestible :)

thanks shivcpriya! lemme' know when u try!!

Laavanya said...

What a super idea this is! the Chilli powder must've taken the sweetness away right? I hope so. If it did, then this is definitely something I'd like to try.. and i like the non-stuffed part too.
I've never had sweet potato chaat.. sounds very interesting.

Pravs said...

I already have sweet potatoes baked.. i will make this paratha, right away.Like the way you have sweet potato as chat..should try that too. Is that all to the chat ingredients?

Vanamala said...

Interesting!! I like to eat baked sweet potato but this is new to me. I will try this thanks for the super idea.

musical said...

Superb! This reminds me of how my Dad makes aloo-paranthas sometimes ;). Really yummo recipe, Richa! and that chaat you talked about, slurp!

How was your Thanksgiving weekend?

Love,
musical.

Mandira said...

sweet potato parathas... that's innovative :)

Kribha said...

Nice recipe and quite a variation from the traditional Aloo paratha. I'm so glad this is not stuffed. It's not that I don't like it. Actually, I love it when someone else does it for me. If I have to do it,the recipes has to be like this. The second pic made me drool over it. Just beautiful.

indosungod said...

Who can resist? Sweet Potato Paratha sounds and I am sure tastes delicious.

sunita said...

Beautiful parathas there...I adore sweet potatoes...

Rajitha said...

Richa....those paratha looks soo good...i would have never thought of it!!...and when you are free..can u post the chat recipe..sounds yummy!

Priyanka said...

This is an interesting recipe. Pretty unique. How does the dish taste- sweet or savory?

sagari said...

lovely recipe richa looks so deleciouss

Seema said...

Nice idea with sweet potato.. I have not tried this out.. looks really soft....Will try it out!!

TheCooker said...

Paratha-gal, yet another keeper recipe from you!

Mansi Desai said...

wow Richa, this looks good! I can imagine the taste, have never tried this, but I think i will soon:)

TBC said...

Not a big fan of sweet potatoes but I could have used a couple of recipes when my husband bought home a huge bag of these thinking they were yams(what we know as "suran" in India)
Your parathaas look very good.

Linda said...

What a lovely color they are, Richa! Just like sunshine :)

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

This one sounds really good, Richa!! Picture looks gr8 too.. thanx for the idea :)

Jyothi said...

completely new recipe for me richa! looks great and might be delicious too. Will try soon. Thanks for sharing dear.

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Nags said...

the non stuffed variety looks yummy too. and i dont have sweet potato too often, as much as i love it

Rachel said...

Sweet potaoes parathas..never heard of this before..Pardon my ignorance!! this looks nice..love the colour!

Rachna said...

hey there richa, am not a big fan of sweet potato....but i wudnt mind them like this!! love that banana and guava imli chutney youare talking about....yummmmyyyy

Vcuisine said...

Richa, they are lovely. Could feel the taste. Viji

Nupur said...

Ah, this one is a must-try for me! Look at that gorgeous color.
A few months ago, I tried making sweet potato-stuffed polis (a version of puran polis only making the sweet mixture with sweet potato instead of cooked chana). They turned out OK, but I am very bad at stuffed parathas :D these I think I will be able to handle.

Latha Narasimhan said...

Parotas look yummy! Very innovative! :)

shilpa(AR) said...

I always ate sweet potatoes cooked with salt or as chips. Didn't know they can be added to paratha. I will try this soon. Thanks for this recipe Richa.

Ashu said...

Great Richa! Just in time.. have got a sweet potato waiting .. :)

Prema Sundar said...

Sweet potato parathas sounds interesting Richa. Usually I dont cook much with sweet potatoes..but ur recipe looks different and nice. thanks for the recipe.

Richa said...

thanks laav! yes chili pwd takes away the sweetness, it is nice n savory :)

thanks pravs! yeah the chat has tamarind sauce with some chili pwd, jeera pwd, will ask mom for exact recipe :) did u make the paratha?

thanks mala.

thanks musy! o' chat te' ever fav e' :) do try these parathas sweetie, soft & yum :) the easy way.

thanks mandira!

Richa said...

thanks kribha! me too like stuffed paratha made by someone else ;) try this one.

thanks isg.

thanks sunita.

thanks rajitha. yeah the chat has tamarind sauce, some chili pwd, jeera pwd, but will get exact recipe from mom for ya :)

Richa said...

thanks priyanka. they r savory, yummy :) try karun paha, avdel tula, bharpur kothimbir ghal.

thanks sagari.

thanks seema! they r real soft.

thanks tc! glad u liked 'em.

Richa said...

thanks mansi! try karje, gamsey taney :)

thanks tbc, glad u liked it.

thanks linda for ur sweet comment.

thanks ramya.

thanks jyothi.

Richa said...

thanks nags! gotta' hv lots os sweet potato sweetie :)

thanks rachel! do try these, they stay soft for long.

thanks rachna. yup, chat is the ever fav, specially when made by mom :)

thanks viji, glad u liked it dear.

Richa said...

thanks nupur.
true, stuffed ones are a lil' tricky, this is easy, do try sometime. i know u like sweet potato, this one is for ya :)

thanks latha!

thanks shilpa! do lemme' know if u make 'em.

thanks ashu! glad u liked it, lemme' know if u try.

thanks prema! do try this.

Shweta said...

Those look GOOD! I love boiled sweet potatoes sprinkled with salt, amchur and red chilli powder :D That chat sounds mouthwatering!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Beautiful looking parathas and the idea is great richa...!!

bhags said...

an healthy replacement for th usual aloo parathas....they seem to be very soft...shud try once

Cynthia said...

I love the colour that the sweet potato gives to the paratha.

Pravs said...

Richa, the paratha was soooo soft and tasty. Even the next day it was so soft. It was so easy for my little one to bite on. I will be making this again since, my son was enjoying it.
Yes i used the regular whole wheat chapati atta. Do let me know if you make the cake :)

Swaroopa said...

looks gr8!!.....thanx 4 sharing....

Sandeepa said...

My MIL makes aloo parathas this way without stuffing but never used sweet potatoes in paratha. Lovely pics

TBC said...

Hey Richa,
Thank you for letting me know about the cookbook:) I would not have bothered to check 'cos I'm the kind of person who never wins anything!:-(
The recipe I entered was a pretty ordinary one yet very close to my heart...http://thebuddingcook.blogspot.com/2007/09/pazham-pori-plantain-fritters.html

Vegeyum @ A Life (Time) of Cooking said...

Mmm-mmm. Mm-mmmmmm. Yummmm-mmmm.

Grihini said...

!delicious~

Suma Gandlur said...

What a great idea to use sweet potatoes in parathas.

Mythreyee said...

we call sweet potato genusu. Its a healthy vegetable too. thanks for this wonderful recipe.

Seena said...

Haven't tried one like this yet, with all this delicious ingredients , I can guess the taste!

Archana said...

Lovely parathas, My kids will love it as they like sweet potatoes a lot. Always make a sabzi out of it or a chaat, now a paratha is one the way, when i get it from the grocer next time.Thanks for the lovely recipe.
You have a great site as well with well taken pictures.
Archana
http://archanaskitchen.wordpress.com

Shella said...

Never had anything like this, I am sure they taste awesome. Sweet potatoes are in season here in Delhi. Will sure give them a try.

Sig said...

:) Lol, loved your introduction... I know it is hard to get to a recipe without getting into the yam vs sweet potato discussion, but you did it girl... And the parathas look lovely, nice color.

Archana said...

I finally bought the sweet potatoes, thursday is the day i plan to make it. I cant wait...
Archana
http://archanaskitchen.wordpress.com/

Amna said...

Love the recipe richa! it seems soo easy to prepare!

Archana said...

richa, finally tried the sweet potato parathas. Again, as we cooks are usualy did not have mint or coriander, so altered it by adding spinach. I have put a post in my site with your inspriration.
Thanks a ton, my kids gobbled up all the five parathas. I have tried giving them sweet potatoes, but never liked it in subzi form. No this is great. I think we can also bake a muffin with it. What do u think?
Archana
http://www.archanaskitchen.com/

Meenal said...

Hi Richa,
Ur blog recipies are really amazing.N the pictures are awesome..!Me too asweet-potato fan..!!..I made ur sweet potato parathas today for breakfast n thev become really v.yummy..Loved them..!Thnks for this simple n delicious recipie.

Meenal.

Richa said...

thanks for ur generous words, meenal!
am glad u liked the parathas, aren't they easy to whip up?
my fav too, keep visiting!

Meenal said...

Yeah,wev alredy finished them up..n m thinking of making more..!
It was such a satisfyng treat..
Also,M v.glad to see ur prompt rply..!:-)Thnks dear.
N hey i just forgot to mention i added "Ajwain" also in these parathas..n it compliments d taste v.well..(probably u cud also try adding ajwain n see if u like..!)Thnks agn for such creative recipies..Kip up the great work..!!Cheers..!!

Meenal