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Sweet Potato usili recipe

Jane Sheeba
Sweet potato usili goes nicely as an evening snacks with coffee or tea!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 2


  • Main Ingredients:
  • Sweet potato - 1/4 Kg
  • Big onion - 1 Medium sized finely chopped
  • Roasted peanuts - a handful
  • Chilli powder - 1/2 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • For tempering:
  • Cumin seeds Jeera - 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal Ulutham paruppu - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds Kadugu - 1/2 tbsp
  • Oil - 1 tbsp


  • Cook sweet potatoes either in a pressure cooker or a saucepan.
  • Once cooked, peel off the skin of the sweet potatoes and mash them. Keep aside.
  • Put the roasted peanuts in a food processor and grind them to a coarse powder. Keep aside.
  • In a kadai warm a tablespoon of oil and add urad dal. Once it turns light brown, add cumin seeds and mustard seeds.
  • Once the seeds splutter, add the chopped onion. Fry for a minute.
  • Add chilli powder and salt and fry for another minute.
  • Once the onion turns translucent (not burned) add the sweet potato and mix well. Simmer.
  • Make sure the onion and other ingredients are well blended with the sweet potato.
  • Now add the coarsely ground peanut powder and mix well.
  • Switch off the flame and serve with hot tea/coffee.