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.

10 Responses to “Sweet Potato Raita”

  1. Priya December 21, 2010 at 4:18 am #

    Yummy raita, sooo tempting..

  2. pavithra December 21, 2010 at 9:46 am #

    Wow interesting and must try it one day.. innovative..

  3. Hari Chandana December 21, 2010 at 10:09 am #

    Woww… Looks absolutely delicious.. Ma amma chesthundi ee recipe, ginger kooda add chesthundi.. Chala bagundi photo đŸ™‚

  4. swarna December 21, 2010 at 1:29 pm #

    Another great recipe…ur awesome

  5. Vijaya Murthi December 22, 2010 at 7:38 am #

    This is very healthy ! Btw , what is the orange colored vegetable ? Any carrot or red peppers added in the end ?

  6. Apu December 24, 2010 at 12:04 am #

    Raita looks delicious!!

  7. ANJALI December 29, 2010 at 3:04 am #


  8. Asmita December 29, 2010 at 6:38 am #

    I like so much raita

  9. Raji January 4, 2011 at 11:08 pm #

    thx everyone
    @Hari Chandana ur mom must be a very good cook. thx for the comment
    @Vijaya Murthi its sweet potato as garnish

  10. vijaya murthi January 6, 2011 at 12:17 am #

    Here in India our sweet potatoes do not have this bright color so I was a little surprised ! I suppose that you do get this lovely colored sweet potatoes in the US.

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