Aug 20, 2014

Quick Sweet potato chaat - easy and healthy chaat recipes

         We don't really enjoy the sweet potatoes much as it tastes sweet and a vegetable being so sweet is somewhat unacceptable:). But they are really healthy especially for  kids, So I do buy them quite regularly. I make a dry curry with it just adding some red chilly powder, turmeric powder and salt. It does taste good.
Last time, I made this chaat and we enjoyed it. My son is not too fond of it. But my daughter likes sweet potatoes as I have been feeding her mashed sweet potatoes since when she was around 8-9 months old and she used to love them.
           It has been happening from last 2-3 times, when I cut open the sweet potatoes , they are purple in colour and it was quite surprising for me as I had never seen such a colour before. But its quite tempting. I searched about it in the net and found that some mentioned it as purple yam. Further search showed that purple yam and purple sweet potatoes are quite different though they look very similar. Anyway I have not really understood to differentiate the two. But the chaat is quite enjoyable. You can make them with whatever kind of sweet potatoes you get. And this can be had during fasts too!!
sweet potato chaat recipes

Sweet potato - 3-4 numbers
Oil - 1tbsp (optional)
Red chilly powder - 1tsp
Chaat masala- 1tsp
Roasted cumin seed powder - 1tsp
Salt to taste

Wash the sweet potatoes well to remove any traces of dirt.
 Boil them in water for around 15 minutes till they become soft.
Peel the skin and cut them into discs.
 Now is the optional step - Place them on the hot tava. Drizzle some oil on the sides and roast the cooked potatoes. flip and roast on the other side too.This should take around 5 to 10 minutes. If you dont want to use oil and roast the cooked potatoes, just skip this step and directly follow the next step.
Place the sweet potatoes in a bowl. Add the chaat masala, roasted cumin seed powder , salt and red chilly powder. Mix and serve. Serve with fruit picks or tooth picks to make it interesting for the kids.
quick healthy snack recipes
Use any variety of sweet potato. The ones I got were purple in colour.
You can squeeze in lemon juice in the end if you prefer.
You can also make the same recipe with potatoes, but this is one delicious way to feed your kids the healthy sweet potatoes.
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