Feb 5, 2013

Sweet Potato Roundels

Sweet Potatoes are sweet .. very sweet to eat and relish in a very sweet way. Oh my!!!!! you are very sweeeeeeet my little "Sweet Potato". At mine all of us love sweet potatoes except for my elder kid... hmmm now think what cud be the problem for this silly mamma here. Yes, I did not want my kid to miss out on the taste of this beautiful vegetable and also its nutritional goodness. 

Right from when he was an year old I have been trying to give him a taste of this sweetness which he has always rejected. It did not work even after numerous attempts until I came up with this simple twist which is apt for my kids style of eating. Now believe me, this has worked like a charm for the past 3 years or more. He even takes it as a snack to school and I can always know that the box would be empty when he's home - now that is a magic 

Linking this post to Nivedhanams food blogs event - After-school snacks/tiffin

Serves... 2-3 kids
Serve option... Warm and crisp

This is what u'll need....

Sweet Potatoes - 2 nos
Garlic - 2 cloves
Kashmiri Red Chilli Powder - 1 tspn
Oil - 1 tbspn
Salt to taste

Here is the stir....
  • Wash and peel the sweet potatoes to remove any dirt. Cut off the ends and toss them away. Cut each sweet potato into thin round slices working from one end to the other
  • Toss the slices into a pan of water with a sprinkle of salt . Bring it to a boil and then let it simmer for 3-4 minutes until the potatoes are a little soft though not too soft. You should be able to pierce it easily with a fork without breaking it
  • Drain them to let the excess liquid out and set it aside with the strainer
  • In another flat pan/griddle pour a tbspn of oil. When the oil get to warm up add grated garlic and fry till you can smell the wonderful aroma of the garlic filling your kitchen
  • Add chilli powder and immediately toss in the drained sweet potato slices. I use Kashmiri chilli powder as it less pungent and gives more reddish dash of color. You can substitute it with the regular one too but just make sure to adjust the quantity that you would add.  You might want a little less than Kashmiri chilli powder
  • Give a pan a nice little shake which will toss the slices around enough to coat the spice evenly on all the pieces. Spread the slices around the pan so that all lay flat on the pan than stacking on each other
  • Let it brown on one side and then flip all of them over to get it crisp on the other side too
  • Transfer them to a serving plate and serve it hot for a quick and healthy snack

  • Dont overcook the sweet potatoes as you dont want them to be mashed
  • Add just a pinch of salt not more else it will taste like our regular potatoes. You still want them to have a sugary bite along with a little salt
  • Careful when cooking garlic, dont overcook them else they will turn bitter  -as I always say :)


  1. So thanks for the recipe, I tried it, so delicious, my lil one (Divya) does not like mashed sweet potato,she wants new tastes every time,she liked it so much....

    1. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for sharing your comment. Nice to hear that your little one loved it. It always makes you feel good when you make a kid happy. Come back again for more recipes


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