Monday, November 26, 2018

RATALYACHA KEES / GRATED SWEET POTATO STIR-FRY / NAVRATRI RECIPES / UPVAAS RECIPES


This is one of the simplest recipe from Maharashtra Cuisine made specially on the fasting days. Grated sweet potato is stir-fried with lot of green chillies, roasted peanut powder, grated coconut and coriander leaves  with a simple tempering of cumin seeds. For seasoning we just use salt and little sugar is optional. I did not add it as the sweet potato has natural sugars.
This recipe is for Shhhh Cooking Secretly group event in which we are paired with someone different each month who selects 2 secret ingredients for us. We make the dish using those and post it in the group. My partner of the month is Anu Kollon. Her blog is - Ente Thattukada .. do visit to check out yummy recipes.


Ingredients:
Grated sweet potato ... 2 cups
Roasted and powdered peanuts ... 1/4 cup
Fresh grated coconut ................  4 tbsps
Coriander leaves ..................... 3 tbsps
Green chillies ....................... 3-4 (add as per your liking)
Salt ............................. to taste
Lemon juice ............. 1 tbsp
Ghee / clarified butter .. 1 tbsp

For tempering:
Cumin seeds .... 1 tsp
Peanuts .......... 1 tbsp

Method:

Peel the sweet potato and grate it using the thick side of the grater. Put them in ice cold water so that they remain crunchy.








Dry roast the peanuts.








Grind them coarsely.










In a pan melt the ghee.










Add the cumin seeds and a tbsp of whole peanuts.










Next add the finely chopped green chillies.









Drain the water from the sweet potato.









Add it to the pan and saute a bit. Stir in the peanut powder and salt.
Stir to mix and cover it for half a minute on low flame.







Finally add the lemon juice, grated coconut and coriander leaves.








Stir to mix everything together.

60 comments:

  1. Interesting and a delicious recipe with sweet potatoes,looks so good and I am really tempted to try!

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  2. This sounds easy and delicious dish...the crushed peanuts gives a nice crunch needed

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    1. Thanks Lathi..yes the crunchy roasted peanuts give extra taste to the dish.

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  3. This looks just awesome! What a lovely way to use sweet potato!

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  4. This looks just awesome! What a lovely way to use sweet potato!

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  5. When I first this recipe on Poonam's blog, I was intrigued. Now that you've made, its tempting me to make it as soon as I can buy sweet potato. Looks so healthy and delicious too.

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    1. Thanks Mayuri.. the extra green chillies make it more tastier.

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  6. Such a healthy and delicious recipe this is. We struggle at times to find recipes or feed the family with this nutrient dense sweet potato and this recipe looks like a winner.

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    1. Definitely a nice and healthy option to make .. thanks.

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  7. This would be a lovely amalgamation of sweet and salty... the stir fry looks delicious...

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  8. This looks like a really unusual dish. I've never tried sweet potato like this. I'd love to try it.

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  9. its a soothingly delicious recipe, Shobha ! I always liked it when we made this..

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  10. Voww simple yet mouthwatering recipe . Dat flavors... Slurp😋

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  11. I love to cook with sweet potato but not tried this recipe.I need to try it as it sounds delicious.

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  12. Love this fasting food recipe. Grating the sweet potatoes must make them taste like crisps. I like sweet potatoes as they cook so fast. I am certainly going to try this next time I am fasting.

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    1. You can make it even without fasting Mina.. it is nice and healthy dish.

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  13. Quite an interesting dish, looks prefectly delicious and tempting dish to try without any fail with sweet potato. Incredibly inviting.

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  14. This is one of my favourite fasting foods ever! Especially during winters or post Navratri, we get good sweet potatoes in market and this is something I always cook at home.

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    1. I actually tried it for the first time Vidya.

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  15. I haven't tried grated sweet potato stir-fry yet! It looks very interesting and I am definitely going to try it soon. We get orange coloured sweet potatoes here, but they do taste similar to shakarkand. I can only imagine right now the delicious sweet and spicy taste of dish. Will definitely let you know when I try!

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    1. I infact love the colour of the sweet potatoes you get there..Never get such variety in India.

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  16. Maharashtrians can make kees from so many veggies but Ratalycha Kees remains my personal favourite because of its flavour profile. :) I am so glad to see this recipe as a part of the Maharashtrian challenge.

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  17. Kees looks yummy. I like the way yours is khila khila. At first I thought it was rice. Lovely share.

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    1. Thanks Archana.. I soaked it in ice water to get this khila khila texture.

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  18. Loved it. Never tasted but I can imagine the taste. Perfect for fasting days. I will surely try it next Thursday. Superb share

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    1. Do try and share the feed back. Hope you like it.

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  19. Loved this with sweet potato, it sounds so tasty. Shall try it soon.

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  20. This is such an interesting recipe. The dish looks so delicious. I do have sweet potatoes at home now and I am going to give it a try.

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    1. Thanks dear .. Give me the feed back. I am sure you will like it.

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  21. It must be a delicious stir fry.....must try dish......

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  22. Wow...this is so so good. Do we need to steam the sweet potato?

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  23. Healthy cum interesting recipe.... Wants to give it a try.

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  24. Ratalaycha kees is a preferred fasting food at my place. It is such a delicious and healthy stir fry.

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    1. yes Poonam. perfect for fasting and tasty as well.

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  25. One more flavourful and yet easy to make recipe, Shobha! I don't cook with sweet potato, no idea why, and with this recipe Im eager to try the Ratalyacha Kees. The addition of quite a bit of roasted peanut powder suggests the recipe would be really tasty!

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    1. Do try this one .. I'm sure you will like it Sri.

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  26. One more flavourful and yet easy to make recipe from you, Shobha! I don't cook with sweet potato, no idea why. This recipe makes me want to try the Ratalyacha Kees soon, and Im sure the addition of quite a bit of roasted peanut powder would make the dish very tasty!

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    1. Thank you Sujata.. yes the roasted and crushed peanuts definitely add to the taste.
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  27. What an amazing recipe. peanuts and sweet potato as such form a complete food base. the added chillies and coriander etc the flavour mmm, no need for anything more.

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  28. Such simple and a delicious recipe..would be perfect as an evening snack too

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    1. Yes Priya.. nice onefor tea time ..Thanks

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  29. Ratalaycha kees looks as such a delicious and healthy stir fry. Perfect for during festive time i think :) Lovely share

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    1. Thanks for liking .. It indeed is healthy and filling..

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  30. wow, a delicious and healthy stirfry with sweet potato........

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