Sweet potato has become a regular at home these days for us. I initially started buying it to make baby food for Ishaan. Then soon realized his lack of interest in eating it. With very little time on hand, I can just make one-two dishes each day. So I make something all of us (including Ishaan) can eat. If you like sweetish spicy dishes, this is for you. I don’t make it very spicy. I mix this and rice, mash it up very well with a spoon and feed him. He loves it.
(No, don’t worry, I am not turning it into a baby food blog. But since I have a couple of friends who are at the same stage in life as me, struggling to come up with some dishes for their babies, I have decided to post my experiences here).
This is my personal favorite dish too. Sweet potato gives a nice sweet taste to it. Goes really well with plain dal and rice or with rotis. You can also make it with a mixture of normal potatoes and sweet potatoes.
2 cups peeled and cut sweet potatoes
1 tea spn mustard seeds
5-6 curry leaves
A pinch asafoetida
1 tea spn chilli powder
Heat oil and add mustard seeds. When they start popping, add curry leaves, asafoetida. Add sweet potatoes, chilli powder (reduce the amount if your chilli powder is too hot), salt. Mix well. Cover and cook on a medium heat.
Serve with rice or chapatis.
Serves : 3-4
Preparation time : 30mins