Sweet Potato Chutney

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Sweet Potato Chutney is popular in South India. In addition, it is a delicious South Indian chutney which is made with Sweet Potato and Coconut as well as easily available ingredients at home. Even, this chutney can be served with steamed rice or Idli and Dosa. Specifically, Sweet Potato Chutney is famous due to its taste and flavour.

Sweet Potato recipe is simple and easy to cook. Equally important, there are many chutney recipes available with the main ingredient mixed with other sub-ingredients. One important thing is that the proportion of grated Coconut should be equal to the proportion of steamed and mashed Sweet Potatoes. In the same way, tadka of Mustard seed and dry red Chillies is very important in this chutney to add more flavour.

Lets try the Sweet Potato Chutney recipe...

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 minutes

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Quantity: 1.25 Cups

Taste: Sweet Sour and Spicy


Wet Masala

  • Sweet Potatoes (शक्करकंदी )

Dry Masala

  • Cumin Seed (जीरा )
  • Mustard Seeds (राई )
  • Dry Red Chilies (सुखी लाल मिर्ची)
  • Urad Dal(उरद दाल)
  • Coconut(नारियल)
  • Tamarind(इमली)
  • Salt (नमक)
  • Edible oil
chutney ingredients

How to make Sweet Potato Chutney?

step 1

Rinse 2 sweet potatoes. Add the sweet potatoes in the pressure cooker. Pour water in the cooker so that water level could be little above the sweet potatoes.

step 2

Cook for 2 whistles so that sweet potatoes are softened.

step 3

Take a pan. Heat it.

step 4

When the pan is heated. Add 1 teaspoon oil and let oil heat.

step 5

Add 1 teaspoon Cumin Seeds, 2 teaspoon Urad Dal as well as 4-5 Dry Red Chillies and stir it continuously to avoid burning. Let it cool down.

step 6

Take cooked and softened sweet potatoes and peeled it.

step 7

Mash these potatoes properly.

step 8

Take a mixer jar. Add cooled down Cumin seeds, Urad Dal and dry Red chillies as well as 1 cup grated coconut.

step 9

Similarly, add 2 teaspoon Tamarind. Grind it coarsely.

step 10

Then add mashed sweet potatoes and add 1 teaspoon salt in it and grind it properly.

step 11

If it is too thick then add water as per your choice. If you want thick chutney then add less water otherwise add more water to get a slightly thin chutney. Take out the mixture in the bowl.

step 12

Take a tadka pan. Heat it. Pour 1 teaspoon oil and heat it. When oil is heated, add 1 teaspoon Mustard Seeds and 2-3 dry Red chillies.

step 13

Finally, pour this tadka on the chutney mixture.

step 14

Ready to serve.

Special Note

  • You can reduce the quantity of water to make this chutney thick or thin.
  • Moreover, you can add tamarind pulp if you have, instead of tamarind.

How to preserve Sweet Potato Chutney?

We can preserve this sweet potato chutney in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

How to Serve  Sweet Potato Chutney?

In fact, servings can be dependent on your taste and choices. But we can serve this chutney as a side dish with our regular meal as a source of nutrients. Moreover, this sweet potato recipe is served with Dosa, Idli, Appam, Uttapa in South India.
sweet potato chutney

Sweet Potato Benefits

  • Sweet Potatoes are a good source of Vitamin A.
  • As well as, Sweet Potatoes contains magnesium and fibers which can help in management of diabetes
  • In addition, Sweet Potatoes contain magnesium whose deficiency can lead to risk of depression, stress and anxiety. Hence, consumption of sweet potatoes can increase body magnesium level.
  • Sweet Potatoes contain anti-inflammatory activity
  • Additionally, it also contains elements which helps men to prevent prostate cancer.
  • Elements present in sweet potatoes can help to heal ulcers in the stomach. Thus eating sweet potatoes can be effective in treating ulcers.
  • Furthermore, Sweet Potatoes helps to reduce cardiovascular diseases
  • As well, consumption of sweet potatoes can be used to prevent and treat bacterial infections
  • Similarly, Sweet Potatoes are good for skin and hair health.
  • Again, it is also good for digestion due to the large amount of fiber present in it.
  • Equally important, Sweet Potatoes can help to regulate the blood pressure

Disadvantages of Sweet Potato

  • Sweet Potatoes are low in Protein
  • As well as, Sweet Potatoes are low in Fat
  • Similarly, Sweet Potatoes are low in Iron
  • In Sweet Potatoes has lack of Vitamin D

Nutritional value of Sweet Potato

Sweet Potatoes are a rich source of fibre as well as containing vitamins and minerals like calcium, iron, selenium also they contain Vitamin B and Vitamin C.

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My experience with this chutney

Earlier, when my family with friends went to visit South India, we tasted some delicious food which included delicious Sweet Potato Chutney. For instance, speaking about my cooking, I am not much aware of Sweet Potato recipes. Likewise, Sweet Potato benefits are tremendous so I tried this Sweet Potato Chutney Recipe.

To my surprise this Sweet Potato Chutney Recipe is easy to cook with easily available ingredients at home. As well as, this chutney is delicious to include as a side dish in your regular meal. Sweet Potato Chutney Recipe  is the best way to include Sweet Potato Benefits in our meal.

I would suggest you to prepare this chutney and include it in your regular meal and try this recipe as well as share it also.


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Sweet Potato Chutney is delicious and healthy. I would suggest you cook it and eat it. Also share it with you near ones.

Happy Cooking…

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