Sweet Potato Podimas

They are high in vitamin B6 and a good source of vitamin C. Since sweet potatoes have a low glycemic index, they can be consumed by those suffering from diabetes, without any apprehensions. Though the preparation of Podimas is simple, the taste is marvelous.

Sweet Potato
 Medium size Sweet Potatoes         3 Nos.
Finely chopped green chilies           3 no.
Grated ginger                               1 Tbsp.
Salt                                             to taste.
Turmeric powder                           1/8 Tsp.
Lemon Juice                                  1 Tbsp. 
For Seasonings: 
Coconut Oil –                               1 Tbsp.
Mustard                                       1 Tsp
Udad dhal                                    1 Tbsp.
Channa dhal                                 1 Tbsp.
Asafetida powder                           ¼ Tsp.
Finely chopped curry leaves            1 string
For Decoration
Chopped Coriander leaves                2 Tbsp.
Grated coconut                                2 Tbsp. 

  • Wash  sweet potatoes .Cut into chunks and pressure cook for 1 whistle. Remove from the pressure cooker and remove the skin.
  • Mash them and keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a frying pan, add mustard seeds, when the mustard begins to crackle add the other all seasonings and fry dhal till light brown.
  • Now add the chopped green chilies, grated ginger, mashed sweet potato and salt.
  • Let it cook for a minute in low heat. Now add lemon juice and grated coconut and mix it well.
  • Garnish with coriander leaves.
  • Serve hot with steam rice and Kuzhambhus.