March 03, 2016

Sweet Potato Vathakuzhambu

We usually make stir fry or crisps out of Sweet Potatoes. Have you ever made this tangy gravy out of Sweet potatoes. A delicious and mouthwatering gravy to have with steaming rice. This kuzhambu also tastes heavenly to have as side dish with curd rice. A lip smacking gravy that tempts you to have more and more....

Pre time: 05 mins
Cooking time: 25 mins
Serves: 4

Ingredients for making  Sweet Potato Vathakuzhambu:

Sweet Potatoes 4
Tamarind juice taken from a lemon size tamarind 4 cups (500ml)
Chopped tomatoes and onions from 1 each
Sambar powder
3 tea spoons
Gingelly (Sesame) Oil 2 tb spoons
Mustard seeds, fenu greek seeds 1 tea spoon each
Red chillies 2
Hing powder 1/4 tea spoon
Salt to taste
Curry Leaves

How to make Sweet Potato Vathakuzhambu?

Wash the Sweet Potatoes, peel off the skin and cut them to rounds of 1/2 cm thickness.
Heat a pan with oil.
Do the seasoning with mustard seeds and fenugreek seeds.
Once the fenugreek seeds turns out brown add the red chillies and hing powder.

Fry the onions for a minute and then fry the tomatoes.
Add turmeric powder and the sweet potatoes and stir well.
Now put 3 tea spoons sambhar powder to it and mix well.
Pour the tamarind extract to it. Add Salt.
Let them boil till the veggies become soft and gravy becomes thick.
Add curry leaves.

Switch off the stove.
Any vegetable kootu tastes awesome with this kuzhambu rice.
The best combo to this is Cucumber Kootu.


  1. I never get vatha kuzhambu with perfect balance of sourness,spice and salt.So can you please me in tsp/tbsp how much tamarind you are using