Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sweet Potato Roti

Just as I was breaking my head over what I can make for dinner, I came across this sweet potato(சக்கரைவள்ளி கிழங்கு) roti recipe in one of the cookery blogs I follow! I had been having one sweet potato in my kitchen, waiting to be used up and I decided to make it with some alterations.

As always, I wiki-ed and google-d about sweet poatatoes and came across some really interesting facts that I did'nt know before. Pink/Orange-fleshed sweet potatoes are one of nature's unsurpassed sources of beta-carotene. Studies reveal that sweet potatoes raise Vitamin A in our blood levels especially good for kids.Sweet potatoes are not always orange-fleshed on the inside but can also be of purple color, however the ones I buy almost always turns out to be a pale white!

Sweet Potato
It's important to have some fat in your sweet potato-containing meals if you want to enjoy the full beta-carotene benefits of this root vegetable. So, you will see that I have used ghee to prepare these rotis! These rotis have a mild sweetness and is good for a to go box!


- 1 sweet potato
- 1 cube of jaggery grated or 1 tbsp of  crushed jaggery
- Approx 2 cups of wheat flour
- a pinch of salt
- a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg for flavour (optional)

Prep time: 20 mins          Cook time: 3 to 4 mins per roti


- Cut the sweet potatoes into large cubes and pressure cook them for 4 to 5 whistles.
- Wait for the steam to escape and drain the sweet potato and peel the skin away.
- In a mixing bowl, add the sweet potatoes, jaggery, salt and any flavouring and mash the potatoes well.
Mashed sweet potato with jaggery and a pinch of salt
- If the potatoes are tough to mash smoothly by hand, you could use your food processor or blender to mash it finely.
- Do not add any water. You could add 1 tsp of brown sugar for additional sweetness or taste too.
- Now, add the wheat flour, knead it well and make it into a pliable dough. Add more or less of wheat flour based on the consistency of the dough.
Dough after mixing wheat flour to the mashed sweet potato
- Make lemon sized balls of the dough and roll them into a round shape like rotis, on a floured surface.
For making a roti
- In a flat pan, cook these rotis on both sides, spreading little ghee on top or butter or oil based on your preference...
Cooking the roti with little spread of ghee
- Serve hot can eat these as plain wraps on the go or with one of your favourite pickles.

Ready to eat!

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  1. I bought sweet potato yesterday only to try this recipe out:) Will let you know how it turns out!:)

  2. am so glad u r trying out my recipes...thanks so much..pls do post ur comments:-)!

  3. Made this too, loved it, but didn't add jaggery since I don't like it too sweet, so added some cilantro and salt! It turned out pretty soft, I always buy sweet potato and it goes waste because I never make anything with it, now I know! So dinner last night was your 2 recipes!:)

  4. a good way to make it too! I will try it next time....its the same here...Bala buys it and every time i trash it cos am too lazy to make anything out of it;-)! u can try it with jaggery once...believe me, it is not as sweet as it sounds...tastes quite bland even after adding the jaggery:-)