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Sweet potato curry is a deliciously made Indian dish with the vibrant flavors of cumin, fresh curry leaves, garlic, caramelized onions, spicy red chilies and salt making this curry vivid and appetizing. It is a quick and simple dish that tastes great with plain white rice and is often included in healthy meal plans. This Indian sweet potato curry adds a stupendous sweet and hot touch to your meal packed with vitamins, mineral and fiber. This dish makes an excellent family pleasing curry having a smooth texture.

Sweet potato is known as "Sarkarai Valli Kizhangu" in Tamil. Sweet potatoes are often used in Indian cooking for making savory and sweet recipes which include delicious and exotic dishes like Sweet Potato Masala Fry, Crispy Sweet PotatoMasala Sweet Potato Muffin, Sweet Potato Roti Poli (sweet potato chapati), Sweet Potato PuddingGulab Jamun with Sweet Potato and a lot more.. Usually to make the sweet potato spicy, they make a wonderful masala combining with sweet caramelized taste of the potato with rich spices to give spicy flavor.

Sweet potatoes are often mistakenly called yams, but they are two different vegetables. Sweet potatoes are the root of a vine in the morning glory family and native to the New World tropics. The sweet potato curry is a lovely curry that is sweet and spicyappetizing and delicious and most importantly very simple and quick to cook. Sweet potato is a popular variety of preparation in most parts is roasted slow over kitchen coals at night and eaten with some dressing primarily salt, possibly yogurt; while the easier way in the south is simply boiling or pressure-cooking before peeling, cubing and seasoning for a vegetable dish as part of the meal.

"Curry” is a collective term for a mixture of spices in Indian, Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines. The common feature in curries is the use of more or less complex combination of spices and/or herbs.  Curry making is an art. It takes some practice and some deliberation to learn to put together the spices with seasonings and other flavours. Often, the curry label is given to any spicy dish or blend of spices that has an Indian or eastern flavour. Although the ingredients in curries may vary from one to the other, a good thumb rule is that a curry is a dish containing sauted onions, ginger, garlic and varying amounts of spices like turmeric, cumin, coriander, ginger, chili, cloves and fenugreek, among others. There are differet variaties of curries, some of them are Chicken Curry, Egg Curry, Goan Shrimp Curry, Palak curry, Pitla curry and many more….

Cooking Tips:

  • You can use boiled or steamed sweet potatoes instead of using raw one. If you use boiled one, then it will decrease water quantity.
  • When your curry is cooked, you should see a little film of oil on the surface.

Health Tips:

  • Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, manganese and beta-carotene. It is also a very good sources of vitamin B6, potassium, copper and a good source of fiber.
  • They are also an excellent source of antioxidants which may help protect our cells from damage.
  • Turmeric, a major curry ingredient, has been used to treat inflammatory conditions for centuries in Ayurvedic medicine.

Sweet potato curry is delicious and goes great with plain rice, Indian flat bread naan, roti or paratha.

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