Sakkarai Vallikizhangu (Sweet Potato) Poriyal

This is a easy dish to prepare as well as Cook! The flavor of the potato gives a unique sweet taste that can be an accompaniment to any main dish. Give it a try!


Sakkarai Vallikizhangu / Sweet Potato —- 250gms

Coconut — 1 cup

Urad dal — 4 tsp

Cumin seeds — 1 tsp

Coriander seeds — 1 tsp

Dry red chili —- 1

Mustard seeds— 3/4 tsp

Turmeric pwd —- 1/2 tsp

Salt — 1 1/4 tsp

Sesame oil — 3-4 tsp.


Peel the skin of the sakkarai valli and cut them into 1 inch pieces. Soak them in water to avoid discoloring. Remove the pieces for water add the turmeric pwd and salt and pressure cook for two whistles. Dry roast cumin seeds, coriander seeds and red chili, keep aside. Dry roast coconut till the coconut turns color. Cool the fried ingredients and grind them into a coarse powder. Heat oil in a pan add the mustard seeds, when they crackle add the cooked sakkarai valli and give a toss. Fry them for 4-5 minutes tossing them in-between. Now add the grounded powder and mix well. Cook further for 2-3 minutes. Your Sakkarai valli poriyal is ready. Enjoy it with hot rice, rasam , mor kuttan or even with chapati.

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