Kelang Palya (Sweet Potato Curry)

Recipe by Dimpi
READY IN: 30mins




  • Peel and cube sweet potatoes. Put it in a bowl of cold water and set aside. See note.
  • In a pan, heat the oil.
  • Add the cumin, mustard and urad dal.
  • When the mustard splutters and urad dal has changed color, add curry leaves, red chili and ginger.
  • Stir for a minute then add the turmeric powder.
  • Stir and now add the sweet potatoes.
  • Dissolve the asafoetida in the water and add to the pan.
  • Add salt to taste.
  • Add the crushed jaggery only if using the pale sweet potato as the orange one is sweet enough.
  • Mix well, cover and let cook until the sweet potatoes are tender.
  • Serve garnished with chopped fresh corriander leaves.
  • NOTE: If you would like to make mashed sweet potatoes, boil them first in lightly salted water until tender enough to be mashed with a fork.