Thursday, July 26, 2012

SWEET POTATO IN JAGGERY SYRUP ( Vrat Ka Khana )


We make this on Ekadasi day. Thick slices of sweet potato cooked in cardamom flavored jaggery syrup or sugar syrup. I remember during my childhood grandma used to read out religious stories and we would listen while eating this sweet.


Ingredients:
Sweet potatoes ..... 2 ( select small ones)
Jaggery ................4 tbsps. (I used organic jaggery powder)
Salt ............ a pinch
Ghee ......... 1 tsp.
Cardamom powder ... 1/4 tsp

Method:

1. Wash and cut the sweet potato into half inch circles. Peel the skin ( it is easier to peel after slicing)








2. Heat the ghee and add the sweet potato. Stir fry for a minute.









3. Add one and half cups of water and bring to a boil.










4. Now add the jaggery, cardamom powder and a pinch of salt.










5. Simmer and cook until done. It takes about 4-5 minutes.








Serve warm or cold.









Note: I have used organic jaggery powder. If you are using the normal jaggery it is better to melt it in water and remove the impurities. Then recuce the quantity of water while cooking accordingly.


26 comments:

  1. delicious sweet potato and jaggery combination

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  2. That is so very new and looks and sounds yumm too :)

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  3. Love the syrupy potatoes..yum

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  4. ohhh...droooooling here...perfect n tempting..

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  5. I am totally loving the idea..will try it!


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  6. Very new and interesting dish..lovely!

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  7. new to me.. very tempting..

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  8. great one - i think sweet plantain wld also work great

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    1. It may but that is already sweet isn't it ?

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  9. this is new to me looks interesting
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  10. new and interesting.. Love the juicy potato pieces!

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