Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Ratalyacha Kees|Upwas ratalyachi(sweet potato)bhaji

Fasting is a common in most MAHARASHTRIAN homes....Hence comes the variety of fasting food.

The ingredients for sweet potato kees /bhaji are same..Both can be eaten for fast...The only difference that in case of bhaji sweet potato is diced into cubes whereas for kees .... you have to grate it on a grater manually or in a food processor.

Sweet potatoes are one of the unsung heroes of a balanced diet. For a reasonable number of calories, you get a load of nutrients.

Sweet potatoes contain
carotenoids that appear to help stabilize blood sugar levels and lower insulin resistance, making cells more responsive to insulin. This can ultimately help with your metabolism.
This starchy vegetable has bulk to keep your tummy full for hours. Yet its nutritional profile makes the calories worth it, especially since they are fat-free. Its fiber alone is enough to make a sweet potato worth eating.
If a beta-carotene contest were held, sweet potatoes would tie carrots for first place. That may make them top-notch for fighting chronic diseases like cancer and heart disease, as well as disease related to inflammation, such as asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. Sweet potatoes are also rich in potassium and vitamin C; a small potato provides almost half the daily allowance.

1 Cup sweet potato grated ( for  ratalycha kees)/diced (for ratalaychi bhaji)
1/2 cup of roasted peanuts, powdered
2/3 green chillies chopped finely ( choose number depending on the variety of chilli)
2-3 tbsp. Ghee
1 tsp. Cumin seeds
1 tsp Sugar (more , if u like a sweetish taste)
1 tsp fresh grated coconut
1 tsp lemon juice
Salt to taste
Kothimbir/cilantro to Garnish

  1. Wash the sweet potato clean, dry it .Next peel the skin of sweet potato. Grate it manually with grater / foodprocessor & keep it immersed in water
  2. Finely chop the chilly or, coarsely grind the chilly .
  3. Heat Ghee in a yok/ kadhai. Add the chilly-cumin Add the grated yam. Stir for a minute. Cover with lid and cook till soft. this will take 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the ground peanut powder,fresh coconut grated salt sugar, mix thoroughly. Cover and cook for another 3-4 mins & remove from flame
  5. Squeeze lemon juice on top of it
  6. Garnish with cilantro & and serve.


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