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Sweet Potato Raita

20 Dec

Chilakada Dumpa Raita.

Sweet potato is boiled in water till soft and peeled. Sweet potato is then diced and folded into whisked yogurt with spring onion and aromatic fennel seeds. Serve sweet potato raita with any fried rice with a sweet note to it.
Makes: around 2 Servings of Sweet Potato Raita.


Sweet Potato 1 Medium
Yogurt 1 Cup
Spring Onion 1
Fennel Seeds a Pinch
Salt to taste
Oil 1/4 tsp

Method of preparation:

Whisk yogurt with salt in a bowl and keep aside.
Wash, remove ends and finely chop the spring onion.
Bring to boil a cup of water, add halved sweet potato and boil till sweet potato is soft but not mushy.
Strain the sweet potato, peel and chop the sweet potato into small chunks.
Fold the chopped sweet potato and spring onion into whisked yogurt.

Heat oil in a pan on medium heat, add fennel seeds.
Fry till fennel seeds change color or until aromatic.
Remove from heat, cool a bit and mix the fennel seeds with the yogurt mixture.
Serve sweet potato raita chilled with sweet fried rice.
Notes: Make sure to cook the sweet potato well.

Suggestions: If the sweet potato is not cooked inside, put in back in boiling water and boil till done.
Variations: You can also add finely chopped red onion or raisins to the yogurt if you wish.
Other Names: Sweet Potato Raita.