Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Sweet Potato

I am giving a recipe of a sweet made from Sweet Potato and honestly don't know what name name to give for this dish.It tastes like sweet pongal and that too will not be apt as this does not have rice or dhal in it.
Except for the jaggery,cardamom, ghee and cashew this has nothing to do with pongal.Let us not confuse with the name.You can name  it as you wish.


Sweet Potato----------------------------------1/2 Kg
Jaggery----------------------------------------3/4 cup
Ghee------------------------------------------2 Tbsp
Cardamom Powder---------------------------1/2 tsp
Edible Camphor(pachai Karpooram) a very small pinch.This enhances the taste and gives a nice aroma.I use this in Sweet Pongal too.


Peel and wash the sweet potato and steam cook it.Mash it thoroughly and keep aside.Pour half cup water in the jaggery and keep it in low flame.Once it it is fully dissolved strain this and again keep it on the stove and keep stirring occasionally.Once it starts boiling check for a single strand consistency.Now add the mashed Sweet Potato and mix well.Keep mixing it with a flat ladle.Once it becomes thick add the Cardamom Powder and the edible Camphor and mix well.In a Kadai add the ghee and fry the cashew and add this to the mixture.This tastes like sweet pongal and it is very delicious.

My dish is very dark as the jaggery was very dark.So don't worry about the colour.