Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sakkaraivalli Kizhangu Curry / Genasu Palya - Sweet Potato Curry

Sweet potato is known as Sakkaraivalli kizhangu in Tamil and Genasu in Kannada . This is one of the many native vegetables offered to Sun God during the harvest festival. It is usually grilled on  live charcoal, the skin is peeled and then relished as it is. It tastes yummy when cooked in jaggery syrup until it reaches the consistency of jam. Sakkarai valli kizhangu Curry / Genasu palya is another delicious dish which can be cooked in no time. 

Sweet Potato - 2 
Salt - 1/4 tsp 
Powdered jaggery - 2 pinches 
Oil - 2 tsps  
Mustard seeds - 1 pinch 
Black gram dal - 1/4 tsp 
Bengal gram dal - 1/4 tsp 
Turmeric powder - 1 pinch 
Asafoetida - 1 pinch 
Broken red chillies - 2 
Curry leaves - a few 
Fresh coconut gratings - 4 tbsps 
1. Scrape away the peel of sweet potato and store the peeled vegetable in a bowl of water. 
2. Chop into cubes and immediately immerse the cubes in water to prevent discolouration. 
3. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. 
4. When the mustard seeds splutter add the dals and roast till they turn golden in colour. 
5. Decrease flame and add red chillies and fry till they turn crisp. 
6. Stir in the asafoetida, turmeric powder and the curry leaves.
7. Drain the cubed sweet potato and add to the seasoning. 
8. Add salt and sprinkle little water, cover and cook on low flame till almost done. 
9. Add powdered jaggery, sprinkle little more water and cook till the curry becomes soft and dry. 

10. Switch off flame and garnish with fresh coconut gratings. 

Relish the sweetish Sakkarivalli kizhangu curry / genasu palya with your favourite meal.

3 Post your Comments:

Aarthi said...

What a awesome recipe...Delicious dear..


anjana said...

Delicious looking palya..sweet potato is called shakarkand in Hindi..nice recipe ..will try this soon..

Priya Suresh said...

Mouthwatering here, wat a terrific and super tempting dish..