Sweet Potato Fry – Sweet Potato Poriyal

October 6, 2015 Kootu / Poriyal VarietiesPotato Recipes  9 comments

I love any variety of potato.. Sweet Potato is no exception to it!! Usually in India this veggie is mostly available only during Pongal festival. We get it all round the year here. This Sweet Potato Fry is a simple and lip-smacking fry that goes well with rice and a simple rasam or sambar or just curd rice too. Sweet potatoes get cooked faster. So this can be made in a jiffy!!

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Now to the recipe…



[Preparation Time-10 mins : Cooking Time- 20 mins]


  • Sweet Potato – 2
  • Garlic – 4 to 5 cloves (crushed)
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Oil – 3 tbsp
  • Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Sambar Powder – 2 tsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Rice Flour – 1 tbsp





  • Wash and peel the sweet potatoes. Cut them into cubes and keep it ready.

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  • Heat a pan with oil and temper with mustard and curry leaves. Add crushed garlic and saute till the raw smell goes away.

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  • Add the cubed sweet potatoes. Add salt, turmeric powder, chilli powder and sambar powder. Mix well and cook covered in low flame for 5-7 mins or until it becomes soft but not mushy.

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  • Once cooked add rice flour and saute. Fry it in medium flame for 10-12 mins or until u can find brown spots here and there. Switch off the flame.

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Thats it!! Sweet Potato Fry is ready!!

Serve hot with rice.





  1. Sweet Potatoes get cooked quickly. So be careful as it might turn mushy.
  2. U can boil the potatoes instead of cooking covered. Continue the rest of the procedure as mentioned above.
  3. U can skip the crushed garlic for a no-onion no-garlic version. But it does enhance the taste in an unique way.
  4. Adding rice flour gives a nice roasted texture to the Sweet Potato Fry.

9 comments to Sweet Potato Fry – Sweet Potato Poriyal

  • Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen  says:

    This looks so comfy and delicious, Sundari.

  • marudhuskitchen  says:

    this fry with sweet potato would be great with rasam sadam…mmm..yumm

  • Moumita Malla  says:

    Ni nicely explained recipe..I will must try..seems it will go well with my favourite dal chawal..

  • Rachna@rachnas-kitchen.com  says:

    Wow love this sweet potato fry. Looks really delicious!!

  • Nalini Somayaji  says:

    yummy sweet potato fries..I love them ..

  • kushi  says:

    Love this quick and delicious recipe dear. YUM!

  • sona  says:

    Delicious sweet potato fry.. would be yummy with sambar or rasam rice..

  • Hema  says:

    Looks very tempting dear..

  • Praba Bubesh  says:

    looks soo yummy and tempting..will try definitely..

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