Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Spiced sweet potato

#SpicedSweetPotatoes #SweetPotatoSubji  #SweetPotatao Side

#SpicedSweetPotatoes #SweetPotatoSubji  #SweetPotatao Side

‘Finally Teen’  finds it very strange that I can walk up to strangers and talk to them. Now, am not talking to strangers all the time, but I really will not hesitate to strike a conversation, be it the Starbucks line, the shoe store or at the grocers. This is something inconceivable to ‘finally teen’ and a bit embarrassing too. Now that’s a different story that most teenager find their parents a bit weird. lol! If they do,  be glad, you are doing your job well. Am digressing, well on my last visit to the grocery store,  I saw this lady picking up banana peppers ( I hope that is what it is called), had to ask her the recipe,  and before I knew it, she rattled it off like a professional. And here it is in today’s post, a bit improvised from my end. I loved the recipe and it goes so well with some daal and rotis ( Indian flat bread). Makes me think, even I have shared recipes at the grocery store, wonder if the person made it, liked it? 

2 sweet potatoes ( medium size) skin removed, chopped into squares.
3 banana peppers deseeded and chopped into squares
2 tbsp oil
1 tsp mustard seed
1 tsp cumin seed
pinch asafetida
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1 tbsp + more red chili flakes (optional)
1/2 tsp amchur ( dry mango powder)
handful of toasted peanuts crushed
salt to taste 
cilantro for garnish

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard, cumin, let it splatter, add the sweet potatoes and salt. When it is almost cooked add the banana peppers and close the lid till both the veggies are done. Add all the dry masala, toss, add the peanuts, garnish with cilantro and serve with rotis. You can squeeze some lime juice, really enhances the flavor. 

I must add that the first pictured was edited in photoshop by a friend of mine. My ps skills suck big time. Thanks Jerry! He is an amazing photographer, there is so much to learn from him. Click link to read about him. 

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  1. Delicious and colorful sweet potato love to try with banana pepper next time.

  2. delicious sweet potato fry.. Love to try this

  3. Very inviting dish... Looks colorful.

  4. Yummy and sure am gonna try this

  5. Simply lovely and colorful to look at sweet potatoes. Very simple to prepare as well.

  6. Love the 'finally teen' bit! I too am quite happy to chat to strangers - it makes life so much more interesting. Robin.

  7. Love the bit about 'finally teen'! I remember that stage...I too like talking to strangers - it makes life so much more interesting. Robin.

    1. How are you Robin? I remember you pull out of google plus for a while. Hope you are still taking some amazing shots. Thanks for stopping at my blog.

  8. I am about to sit down for lunch and lo and behold here comes along your yummy & amazing salad !

  9. Love savory sweet potato dishes. Love your colorful dish. I do a gratin type dish with sweet potato with similar flavors. And...yes, I also don't mind striking a conversation with strangers :)

  10. Such a colourful platter :) wish I can taste them

  11. I have never tried stir fry with sweet potatoes...will try it soon...they would go so well with daal and chapathi

  12. new combo and interesting too ! Liked the "teen- stranger - conversation" bit. :)

  13. This reminds me so much of a dish mum makes. Looks mighty tasty, haven't used sweet potatoes like this, will surely try em.


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