How to Make a Stir-Fried, Savory Sweet Potato Snack or Side Dish

Updated on November 15, 2017
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Delicious and Filling

Sweet potatoes tend to be available year round and are more abundant in summer. They are cheap, yet delicious. You can make many snacks with them. Boiled sweet potatoes are tasty. You can eat them as-is. They are filling.

Stir-fried Savory and Sweet Potato Snack or Side Dish

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Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 12 min
Ready in: 22 min
Yields: Serves four people

Ingredients

  • 2 medium size sweet potatoes, or a bowl of sweet potato cubes
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut
  • 2 green chilies, slit, cut lengthwise
  • 2 pinches hing/asafetida powder
  • 1 tbsp jaggery powder, you can replace jaggery with sugar
  • 2 pinches turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 1/2 tbsp oil, preferably coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp white lentils or urad dal
  • 8 curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp salt to taste

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Stir-fried Savory Sweet Potato Snack or Side Dish

  1. Wash sweet potatoes. Peel them. Make small cubes. Immerse them in water. This will prevent the cubes from turning bluish.
  2. Heat a deep-bottomed pan or wok. Add oil. Throw in mustard seeds. Let them splutter.
  3. Add white lentils. Saute for ten seconds. Throw in curry leaves, hing powder, turmeric powder, and slit green chilies. Saute for a few seconds or till green chilies become whitish.
  4. Strain sweet potatoes. Throw the cubes into the pan. Add salt. Saute on a medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes.
  5. Pour a glass of water to the pan. Stir the mix. Increase the flame. Stir-cook the cubes till they become soft, not mushy.
  6. Add powdered jaggery. Mix well. Saute for two minutes. By this time, the mix would have become almost dry.
  7. Add grated coconut. Mix well. Turn off the heat.
  8. Transfer them to a serving bowl. Eat 3-4 tablespoons of this savory sweet potato snack. Enjoy the taste!
  9. You can make this dish for the breakfast or evening snack.
  10. They can also be served as a side dish for the meal.

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Step one: Heat oil in a pan. Throw in mustard seeds. Let them crackle. Add white lentils, curry leaves, and slit green chilies. Saute till lentils become golden brown.Step two: Add chopped sweet potatoes. Throw in some salt. Step three: Saute them for 3-4 minutes.Step four: Add turmeric powder. Continue sauteing for a minute.Step five: Add a glass of water. Cook till sweet potatoes become soft, not mushy.Step six: Throw in jaggery powder. Add remaining salt. Stir-cook the mix till the water is completely absorbed.Step seven: Add grated coconut. Mix well. Turn off the heat.Your favorite savory sweet potato snack or side dish is ready!Transfer it to a serving dish. Eat 3-4 tablespoons of this snack whenever you desire or serve it as a side dish for the meal. Enjoy the taste!
Step one: Heat oil in a pan. Throw in mustard seeds. Let them crackle. Add white lentils, curry leaves, and slit green chilies. Saute till lentils become golden brown.
Step one: Heat oil in a pan. Throw in mustard seeds. Let them crackle. Add white lentils, curry leaves, and slit green chilies. Saute till lentils become golden brown.
Step two: Add chopped sweet potatoes. Throw in some salt.
Step two: Add chopped sweet potatoes. Throw in some salt.
Step three: Saute them for 3-4 minutes.
Step three: Saute them for 3-4 minutes.
Step four: Add turmeric powder. Continue sauteing for a minute.
Step four: Add turmeric powder. Continue sauteing for a minute.
Step five: Add a glass of water. Cook till sweet potatoes become soft, not mushy.
Step five: Add a glass of water. Cook till sweet potatoes become soft, not mushy.
Step six: Throw in jaggery powder. Add remaining salt. Stir-cook the mix till the water is completely absorbed.
Step six: Throw in jaggery powder. Add remaining salt. Stir-cook the mix till the water is completely absorbed.
Step seven: Add grated coconut. Mix well. Turn off the heat.
Step seven: Add grated coconut. Mix well. Turn off the heat.
Your favorite savory sweet potato snack or side dish is ready!
Your favorite savory sweet potato snack or side dish is ready!
Transfer it to a serving dish. Eat 3-4 tablespoons of this snack whenever you desire or serve it as a side dish for the meal. Enjoy the taste!
Transfer it to a serving dish. Eat 3-4 tablespoons of this snack whenever you desire or serve it as a side dish for the meal. Enjoy the taste!

Nutritional information of Stir-Fried Sweet Potato Snack or Side Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 140
Calories from Fat0
% Daily Value *
Fat 0 g
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 32 g11%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 5 g20%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 26 mg1%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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