Monday, December 22, 2008

Sweet Potato-Tomato Chutney

Before seeing this recipe of Suma I had no idea one can make chutneys with sweet potatoes,I have made this chutney several times now.
But the recipe I am posting today is bit different, I have changed it a little bit to make it more tangy to go with Idlies.

Sweet potato - 1 medium size (skin peeled and grated, about 1 cup)

Tempering : Oil- 1tsp, Cumin seeds, mustard seeds,channadal - 1tsp each, asafeotida/hing - 1 pinch.
Onion and tomato medium size each- chopped, red chilies - 2 to 3, tamarind soaked in water.

  1. Grate sweet potatoes and keep aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan, when hot add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and channdal once dal starts to change colour add onion and tomatoes. Cook for few minutes untill tomatoes are soft. Let it cool.
  3. Once the mixture is cooled, add them along with grated Sweet potatoes, add tamarind water or use tamarind paste, add salt to taste. Blend/grind together to smooth paste with water, to desired consistency.

Enjoy with rice, dosas or idlies.

We had Chutney with idlies, our weekend Brunch.


  1. first time chutney with sweet potato. IT should be tasty.

  2. Such a different and unique recipe ,would have never thought to make chutney with sweet potato...will give this a try, just one question do you steam or cook the sweet potatoes or are they used raw ?

  3. @ Usha. I have used raw, it tastes great.Do try it, you will be making it more often.

  4. The chutney on the idli does look good! Nice innovative recipe.

  5. Sweet potato in a chutney??? Would have never thought of it.

  6. he he I made kheer with sweet potato and here is the chutney recipe still I have one sweet potato with me will try this and tell you