Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sweet Potato Paratha | Sweet Potato Indian Flatbread

I love Sweet potatoes! And always loved eating it as such. There are always certain things that you just eat as such and never can imagine it being incorporated in a dish right. Sweet Potatoes are such things for me. Shakarkand as it is called in Hindi, we call it Genusa gadda in Telugu. 

This month when Harini announced her Design a Menu Event, I checked in to see what ingredients she listed. When I saw Sweet Potato as one of the mandatory ingredient, I knew I ought to make these parathas. The first time I remember reading this paratha being made with Sweet Potato, was when I started blogging. Since then I have seen sweet pototo being used in different ways. But paratha is the best way to use it. 

I remember Richa posting this and checked to see how she made it. Though I don't normally add hing to my parathas, I saw it was used and wanted to experiment with it. It gave a nice taste and since I can never make without adding jeera powder, I added that too to the dough.

I always make parathas two ways, one stuffed way and the other blended with the flour. When you blend the stuffing mix to the flour you can end up making the parathas much quicker than the regular stuffed way.
We had these for our breakfast this morning with just Curds and Avakkai and can tell you that it was simply too good.

Sweet Potato Paratha

Sweet potatoes, boiled - 1 big
Wheat flour - 2 cups
Turmeric powder a pinch
Red Chili powder - 3/4 tsp
Roasted Cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing a pinch
Salt to taste
Coriander Leaves - 1 tbsp
Curds / Yogurt - 2 tsp
Water to knead the dough
Oil to cook the paratha

Method to prepare:

Pressure Cook the sweet potatoes and peel once it cools down.

In a bowl, take the wheat flour, spices, salt, curds, coriander leaves and mashed sweet potatoes. Mix well to incorporate the spices in to the flour.

Add water as required to knead into a soft and smooth dough. Keep aside for 10 mins.

Heat a griddle/tava. Roll into medium sized parathas and cook like a regular paratha, spreading a few drops of oil on both the sides while cooking them.

Serve with Curds and pickle of your choice.

These parathas tend to be very soft because of the potatoes and make a great start to the day.

Sending this to Harini for her Design a Menu Event.

I might make Masala Vada , Mamidikaya Annam ~ Mango Rice,
Menthakku Pappu , Godumai Halwa ~ Wheat Halwa, Chocolate dipped Strawberry.
This is also going for my Breakfast Mela, which is going on until May 20th.

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Reva said...

Love the addition of sweet potatoes in parathas... makes it very tempting and delicious:)

harini-jaya said...

I too prepare these parathas and we love it !

Thanks for the entry.

Vimitha Anand said...

Will surely try these tasty parathas next time... Looks so yum...

Hasna said...

wow...ths ll be the kids' fav... first time here & so hppy to follow u

Hari Chandana said...

Yummy and delicious recipe.. looks too good.. love the presentation too !!
Indian Cuisine

Priya said...

Fabulous looking paratha, healthy..

Aarthi said...

diffrerant parath..still looks good..hope it taste yummy

kiki said...

thanks already provides a way to make parathas I will try at home

Prathima Shivraj said...

Yummy and delicious paratha's, wonderful clicks.

Nithya said...

This is fantastic. Makes it even easier than making a separate filling etc.. yummy :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Never tried to stuff sweet potatoes. Actually never cooked with sweet potato ever, I need to start cooking with it.

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Never cooked with sweet potato.. simply yummy!

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