Saturday, October 19, 2013

Sweet Potato Pakora Curry


In Odisha Pakudi Tarkaari (Pakora curry) is quiet a well known homely dish. I just made a twist by making Pakora with sweet potato. I really don't know much of using sweet potato in dishes. I love to roast it , peel and eat it. Same thing can be done with boiling too. But, since its quiet sweet, i do not like adding or using it in curry. For the first time tried this and somehow, the flavor got balanced and it tasted good, with a tomato based gravy and chatpata Pakora.

Ingredients for Pakora :- 
2 sweet potatoes - peeled and chopped into thin roundels.
1/2 cup besan
1 tbsp carom seeds(ajwain)
1 tbsp chat masala
pinch of turmeric
1/2 tbsp red chili powder
salt to taste
oil for frying
1/2 cup water

Ingredients for gravy :-
1 onion roughly chopped
2 tomatoes
4 to 5 flakes garlic
1/4 inch ginger
1/2 tbsp turmeric powder 
salt as per taste
2 green chili
1 tbsp cumin seed
1/4 tbsp red chili powder
1/2 tbsp garam masala

Method :-
 Mix all ingredients of pakora . Add water to make it thick batter. Heat oil in a pan and fry the sweet potato pakora. Turn each side and let it turn golden brown. Remove and keep aside. In another pan add about 1 tbsp oil, add cumin seeds, onion, garlic , green chili, garkic and ginger. when onion turns pink remove the content to a blender. Add tomatoes and blend it into fine paste. Again heat pan and the paste . Add little water, mix well. Add turmeric powder, red chili powder, garam masla and add Pakora . Cook for another 5 to 7 mins over medium flame. Serve hot garnished with chopped coriander leaves. 

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