Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sweet Potato VathaKuzhambu


Sweet Potato - 1 cup (Peeled and cut into cubes)
Tamarind Pulp - 1 Cup ( Squeezed and extracted from a lemon sized tamarind)
Peanuts - 2 TBSP ( with or without skin)
Ajwain Seeds / Omam - 2 tsp
Sambar Powder - 2 TBSP
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Asafetida - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 TBSP (preferably sesame oil)
Curry leaves - few

  1. Heat oil in a non-stick pan or kadai and splutter the mustard seeds.
  2. Add the peanuts, ajwain seeds and curry leaves.  Fry till the nuts are roasted.
  3. Add sweet potato, sambar powder, asafetida and turmeric powder and fry for 1 minute.
  4. Now add the tamarind pulp and salt.  Let it boil for 15 minutes or until the vegetable is cooked.

If the sauce is too watery, add 1 tsp of rice flour in 2 Tbsp of water, mix well and add it to the sauce and bring it to boil.

Serve hot with rice and papad or appalam.


  1. looks soo tempting and delicious.. thanks for the wonderful recipe !!

  2. vathakuzhambu looks super delicious ...never prepared at home ..i love it ...thanks for sharing


  3. That is a very new way to cook sweet potatoes..love the color of the gravy..will try it!!

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  4. mouthwatering kuzhambu...looks Delicious!!!

  5. Such a droolworthy kuzhambu, never thought of making with sweet potato, beautiful work..

  6. Looks so yummy!! Never thought of making with sweet potato

  7. super.. looks great. i think i have tried once.

  8. looks yum,delicious n droolworthy...wonderful pics

  9. Nice recipe with sweet potato,i usually fry it but this is really a good option,looks delicious latha


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