March 9, 2011

Spicy Sweet Potato Powder

Ingredients :

Sweet Potato : 2 small or medium sized
Coriander Seeds : 1 tbsp
Chana Dal : 1 tbsp
Urad Dal : 1 tbsp
Dried Red Chillies : 8 to 10
Tamarind : small piece
Garlic : 2 to 4 cloves
Salt to taste
Oil : 2 tsp

Method :

Wash, peel and chop the sweet potatoes into thin slices. Heat a little oil in a heavy bottomed pan. Add and fry the sweet potato slices till they become crisp and light golden color. Turn off the flame and allow it to cool. Heat two teaspoons of oil in a pan and add the coriander seeds, chana dal and urad dal and fry until golden brown color. Finally add the red chillies and fry for another few seconds. Switch off the heat and let it cool completely. Grind the roasted spices, roasted sweet potatoes, salt, tamarind and garlic into a powder. Serve with hot steamed rice and dollop of ghee.

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Other Names : Chilakada Dumpala Podi, Genusu Gadda Karam, Sweet Potato Spice Mix, Ratnapuri gadda Podi


  1. Wow, this is a simple and lovely recipe!

  2. Great recipe chandana, i love sweet potatoes and this is a great way to eat them :)

  3. This sounds new to me..looks so flavorful and great!

  4. Sweet potato powder its very intersting and new to me Chandana.

  5. never heard of sweet potato powder but ur powder looks yummy to have with hot rice and ghee.

  6. Oh wow!!! I did'nt know that you could make spice mix out of sweet potato. Thanks for sharing this :)

  7. wow..that's an awesome recipe...looks very delicious and definitely on my list to try,..

  8. hey thats a good one..Did you deep fry the sweet potato?

  9. Never knew that sweet potato can be prepared as spice powder..awesome!

  10. wow...thats tempting n delicious podi..

  11. Podis cover a wide range..this one was new to me till date. Will try it sometime.

  12. Very new and interesting kind of chutney here. sounds yummy

    Hamaree Rasoi

  13. I know podis wid banana n all but wid sweet potato,sounds amazing dear..:)

  14. Hi Harichandana,

    I am prathiba from "The indian food court". This powder is really new to me. But feel should be yummyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!

  15. Looks very nice for me n very interesting

  16. A very Interesting recipe, I have used peels to make powders but not the vegetable itself, need to try it sometime

  17. Hello Chandana First time here. what a wonderful blog. your pictures are amazing,sure the recipe would be the same too!!
    I want to try this one today but before that would like to know how long can we store this powder in fridge/freezer? Again I love your blog and would let you know how it turned out as I try some of them


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