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May 15, 2015

Sweet Potato Curry|Sakkaravalli Kizhangu Poriyal Recipe

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Sweet potato curry|Sakkaravalli kizhangu poriyal
Sakkaravalli Kizhangu/Sweet potato in English is one of the most important vegetables every South Indian would buy during Pongal festival. Actually I should have made this post immediately after Pongal. But sorry, I am posting this recipe in sweet potato off season.

Actually I had scheduled to share Paneer tikka recipe today. But I couldn’t do it as I had an important personal work. Due to time constraint, I am posting this recipe which was lying in my drafts for months. This poriyal recipe is very easy to make as it has no grinding job. Bachelors and working women can make it easily during busy morning hours. I learnt recipe this from my MIL.

Usually we make sweet potato poriyal in two ways. One using freshly ground masala like this recipe. Another one is this easy version by just using sambar powderThe combination of sweet and spicy taste goes very well with Sambar and more kuzhambu sadamSo lets check how to make this yummy Indian sweet potato curry recipe using few ingredientsCheck out my brahmin’s style easy potato curry recipe too !

Sweet potato curry recipe

Sweet potato cury recipe/Sakkaravalli kizhangu poriyal

Sweet potato cury recipe/Sakkaravalli kizhangu poriyal Indian sweet potato curry/Sakkaravalli kizhangu poriyal recipe
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Side dish
Serves: 3
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes


  • Sweet potato/Sakkaravalli kizhangu - 4 nos
  • Big onion - 1 no ( finely chopped)
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Sambar powder - 3/4 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/8 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
To temper
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Hing/asafetida - 2 pinches

  • Wash and pressure cook the sweet potato for one whistle in low flame. Peel the skin and chop the cooked potatoes into cubes. Set aside.

  • Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds,urad dal and jeera. Add big onions, curry leaves and hing. Saute till onion turns transparent.

  • Now add the cooked potato cubes, turmeric powder, sambar powder and salt. Mix well and saute in medium flame. Let it roast well till raw smell of sambar powder emanates. Toss it once or twice in the middle. Garnish with coriander leaves if you wish. Serve with sambar rice.Enjoy ! 


  • You can replace sweet potatoes with potato and make the same way.
  • For variations, you can grind 1/4 cup of coconut + 1 big onions+ 1/2 tsp of jeera to a coarse paste and coat the cooked potatoes along with sambar powder. Then you can temper and roast it as mentioned above.
  • You can also add few drops of lemon juice if desired.

Try this yummy sweet potato poriyal and enjoy with sambar sadam. 
Sakkaravalli kizhangu poriyal

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Unknown said...

love sweet potatoes...yummy stir fry ....

Chitra said...

Thank u Gayathri :)

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