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Thursday, March 20, 2014


sweet potato curry. sakkaraivalli kizhangu karamudhu

These type of curries are called samaan podi karamudhu in iyengar cuisine. This is a tasty curry which and goes well with jeera rasam (Type 1 and Type 2) when mixed with hot rice and a little ghee. This is also done with brinjals and raw bananas. 


Sweet potato - 1/2 kg.
Grated coconut - 2 tsp. 
Oil - 2 tablespoons
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp.
Salt - as per taste
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Urad dhal - 1/2 tsp.
Red chillies - 2
Hing - a pinch
Curry leaves - few
Karamudhu podi - 2 tablespoons


Cook sweet potato (sakkaravalli kizhangu) alongwith salt and turmeric powder. Peel and cut into cubes.

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, add mustard seeds, urad dhal and red chillies . When golden brown add hing, curry leaves and cubed sweet potatoes. Saute well by flipping it gently . Now, add the karamudhu podi and grated coconut.  Mix well. Saute for 2 more minutes. Sakkaraivalli saamaan podi karamudhu is ready.


  1. love sweet potato in any form,super click!

  2. We too make similarly .looks so nice!

  3. Looks awesome Shanthi ji. I usually add grated coconut and seasoning. this sound yumm and never heard about karamudhu podi until now.

  4. wow thats an very interesting and yummy curry with sweet potatoes :)

  5. I usually make a simple sweet potato fry for my kids with rasam rice. This fry sounds very flavorful and interesting, does it work well with regular potatoes too? looks too good!

  6. This are amazing and yummy recipe!it's a very nice and informative post.


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