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Sweet Potato Vatha Kuzhambu Recipe

Sweet Potato Vatha Kuzhambu is a popular Indian Curries
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On :
Monday, 20 June, 2016
Category :
Vegetarian Recipe
Course :
Curries Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 1 - Tamarind (lemon-sized)
  • 3 tsp - sambar powder
  • 1/4 tsp - Hing
  • salt to taste
  • 1 - sweet potato, peeled and sliced into 1/4 inch thick rounds
  • 1/2 cup - Onion (optional), sliced
  • 1/2 tsp - Jaggery
  • 2 tsp - Rice flour
  • Seasoning: 1 tbsp - sesame oil
  • 1 tsp - Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp - Fenugreek seeds
  • 1 tsp - Channa dal or tur dal
  • a few Curry leaves
  • How to Make Sweet Potato Vatha Kuzhambu:

    1. Soak the tamarind in 3 cups of warm water for 10 minutes.
    2. Heat oil in a pan.
    3. Add the mustard seeds. When they crackle, add the fenugreek seeds, channa dal/tur dal and curry leaves.
    4. When they turn golden brown, add the onion and fry until it turns transparent.
    5. Sprinkle some salt.
    6. Add the sliced sweet potatoes and saute for a minute.
    7. Extract 3 cups of tamarind water.
    8. In a deep pan, boil the tamarind water along with salt, hing, sambar powder and the sauteed ingredients.
    9. Boil for 25 minutes and check if the vegetables are well-cooked.
    10. Mix the rice flour with 1/2 cup water and make a smooth paste.
    11. Add the paste to the boiling mixture and stir continuously. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
    12. Let the tamarind gravy thicken.
    13. Add jaggery and mix well.
    14. Serve hot with rice, ghee and some curry.
    15. Recipe courtesy: Indian Vegetarian Kitchen


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