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Sweet potato fry Indian | Sweet potato curry | Sakkaravalli kizhangu varuval / Poriyal recipe

Sweet potato fry/roast/curry | Sakkaravalli kizhangu varuval/poriyal | South Indian style sweet potato stir fry recipe



Sweet Potato Fry | Sakkaravalli Kizhangu Varuval | Potato Fry Recipe


Sweet Potato Fry recipe (South Indian style) | Sakkaravalli kizhangu varuval | Sweet Potato roast/curry/varuval/poriyal | Chilakada dumpa fry with detailed stepwise photos.

Sweet potato fry is a south Indian stir fry recipe. Sweet potatoes are tossed in spicy masala oil and pan-fried for 15 mins. It is simple and quick to make. Sweet potato Tawa fry is better than deep-fried in oil. 

I often prepare this sweet potato fry / sakkaravalli kizhangu varuval in our home and it tastes best with rasam, sambar, thayir sadham (curd rice), lemon rice, etc. It is such a tasty and low-calorie recipe.


Sweet potato fry Indian | Sweet potato curry | Sakkaravalli kizhangu varuval / Poriyal recipe


I had to stock up a lot of potatoes during this quarantine period since it stays good for a long time when compared to greens. In San Diego, we get different varieties of potatoes including white, orange, and purple colored sweet potatoes.

Sweet potato is also known as sakkaravalli kizhangu in Tamil, sihi genasu in Kannada, chilakada dumpa in Telugu, and shakarakand in Hindi.

In the US, sweet potatoes are often called "Yams". Sweet potatoes are very high in Vitamin A and it is rich in fiber, carbs, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin C. I have mentioned other health benefits in detail, you can find them at the bottom of the recipe. Now, let's get learn how to make sweet potato roast.


Sweet potato fry Indian | Sweet potato curry | Sakkaravalli kizhangu varuval / Poriyal recipe

Recipe - Sweet Potato Fry recipe | Sakkaravalli Kizhangu Varuval/poriyal | Pan-Fried Sweet Potato Tawa Fry


Serves - 2 to 4
Cuisine - Indian
Region - South Indian
Course - Side dish
Prep time - 5 mins | Cook time - 25 mins
Diet - Vegetarian, and Vegan
Author - Pavithra


Sweet Potato Fry | Sakkaravalli Kizhangu Varuval | Potato Fry Recipe


Ingredients:

1. Sweet Potato - 2 big
2. Oil - 1 to 2 tbsp
3. Red chili powder - 2 tsp
4. Coriander powder - 2 tsp
5. Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
6. Salt - 1 tsp or As per taste

How to make sweet potato roast:


1. Wash, peel the skin of potatoes, and dice them into cube size. Keep it aside. Take a pan and pour 2 tbsp of oil. Add the spice powders as per your spice level (red chili, coriander, turmeric) and salt. (Note: Do not switch on the flame in this step).

2. Mix the spice powders with oil using a spatula.

3. Add the diced sweet potatoes.

4. Coat all the sweet potatoes nicely with spice oil. Then switch on the flame and let it cook on a low medium flame. (Note: Do not cover it with a lid).

5. After 5 minutes the sweet potatoes starts to shrink in size.

6. Saute the sweet potatoes in between to cook evenly.

7. Sweet potatoes turn brown after 15 minutes or so.

8. Let it brown nicely and turn off the flame. (Note: The entire slow pan-frying process took 25 to 30 minutes for two large potatoes).

Sweet Potato fry/Sakkaravalli kizhangu varuval is ready to be served as a side dish.

How to make sweet potato fry with stepwise photos:


1. Wash, peel the skin of potatoes, and dice them into cube size. Keep it aside. Take a pan and pour 2 tbsp of oil. Add the spice powders as per your spice level (red chili, coriander, turmeric) and salt. (Note: Do not switch on the flame in this step).



Sweet Potato Fry | Sakkaravalli Kizhangu Varuval | Potato Fry Recipe


2. Mix the spice powders with oil using a spatula.


Sweet Potato Fry | Sakkaravalli Kizhangu Varuval | Potato Fry Recipe


3. Add the diced sweet potatoes.


Sweet Potato Fry | Sakkaravalli Kizhangu Varuval | Potato Fry Recipe


4. Coat all the sweet potatoes nicely with spice oil. Then switch on the flame and let it cook on a low medium flame. (Note: Do not cover it with a lid).


Sweet Potato Fry | Sakkaravalli Kizhangu Varuval | Potato Fry Recipe


5. After 5 minutes the sweet potatoes starts to shrink in size.


Sweet Potato Fry | Sakkaravalli Kizhangu Varuval | Potato Fry Recipe


6. Saute the sweet potatoes in between to cook evenly.




7. Sweet potatoes turn brown after 15 minutes or so.


Sweet Potato Fry | Sakkaravalli Kizhangu Varuval | Potato Fry Recipe


8. Let it brown nicely and turn off the flame. (Note: The entire slow pan-frying process took 25 to 30 minutes for two large potatoes).


Sweet Potato Fry | Sakkaravalli Kizhangu Varuval | Potato Fry Recipe


Sweet Potato fry / Sakkaravalli kizhangu varuval is ready to be served as a side dish. You can even eat as such, it tastes good.


Sweet Potato Fry | Sakkaravalli Kizhangu Varuval | Potato Fry Recipe

Sweet Potato Fry | Sakkaravalli Kizhangu Varuval | Sweet Potato Tawa Fry

Health Benefits of Sweet Potatoes:

(Taken from Google and Wikipedia)

1. Sweet potato boosts the immune system.
2. It helps to maintain water levels in the body.
3. It is great for gut health.
4. High in fiber and contains more antioxidants than white potatoes.
5. It has fewer calories compared to white potatoes.
6. It has a lower glycemic index.
7. It contains vitamin A and vitamin C and vitamin D
8. Rich in iron.
9. It prevents dehydration.
10. It regulates diabetes and blood sugar.
11. It helps with weight loss.
12. Rich in beta-carotene.


Check out the side dish for the sweet potato fry recipe:

(Click the recipe for the link).

Do try this recipe and let me know how it turns up. I'm sure you will like it. Leave a comment and thank you so much for stopping by Pavi's Kitchen. Show your love and support by following me on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Happy cooking and have a wonderful day!


Sweet Potato Fry | Sakkaravalli Kizhangu Varuval | Potato Fry Recipe


Learn how to make sweet potato Fry | Sakkaravalli Kizhangu Varuval | Pan Fried Sweet Potato Tawa Fry with detailed stepwise images.



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