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!
- 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|
- 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|
|For making a roti|
|Cooking the roti with little spread of ghee|
|Ready to eat!|
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