Monday, November 3, 2008

Spicy SweetPotato Fry, Awards and MEME


Alright, yet another post without my garrulous and chatty talks. This time I have a long list of awards and MEME's to share. Sorry friends, you all have been so nice in sharing these awards with me, but I know I'm just too late in posting them. I got hooked up in posting the recipes than posting my awards and before I postpone it any further I have to do it today. So, I just want to quickly post a simple yet a flavorful recipe that I made today and move on to my awards and MEMEs.

The first time I read this sweet potato recipe in a magazine, I was a little hesitant to make this as I'd never made any dish with sweet-potatoes by that time. Just out of curiosity I made it and it turned out wonderful! I absolutely loved the blend of sweet flavor mixed with vibrant spice flavours. After a few more trials it has now taken a permanant place in my cookbook. Its light, its flavorful and its simple.

Ingredients:

Sweet Potatoes - 2 cups (cooked, peeled and chopped into cubes)
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal/Ulundham paruppu - 1 tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp

For the powder: (feel free to adjust the spice level according to your taste)

Corriander seeds - 1 tbsp
Chana dal/kadalai paruppu- 1/2 tbsp
Urad dal/Ulundham paruppu - 1/2 tbsp
Red Chillies - 4 to 5

Procedure:
  • In a pan, fry the ingredients mentioned for the powder with 1/2 tsp of oil and powder them finely.
  • Heat more oil in the same pan and season with mustard seeds, urad dal.
  • Once the mustard seeds pop, add turmeric and asafoetida. Fry for 10 secs.
  • Add the cooked & cubed sweet potaotes, salt and fry for 2 - 3 mins in medium heat.
  • Now add the spice powder and mix well. Cover for 2 mins in medium heat and fry for 3 more mins.
  • Remove from heat.
We enjoy this with dal/rice.

MEME: Its Meme time! Deesha had tagged me with this 7 facts about myself and here they are Deesha!

Since I've been already talking a lot about my food likings and opinions in my posts regularly, I will stay away from my food facts in this MEME :)

1. I am a late night person and my brain works the best only late evenings. All my blogging and any serious planning activities happen only when I'm done with my regular duties and the house is super quiet like a haunted house.

2. I am not a big fan of reading books and mostly stay away from big novels, although I like to quickly glance on some of my favorite magazines.

3. I love to be alone once in a while and engross in the world of my own. I think solitude is my best companion many times.

4. I am fond of music, mostly melodies, and have a huge collection of MP3 songs. I enjoy the song lyrics as much as I enjoy the music in the song and surprisingly, I happen to know the lyrics for the majority of these songs! I learned classical music during my childhood, and after several years, my forgotten passion is back and I'm now learning classical music again from a professional teacher...


5. I'm a shopping freak, especially with apparels. My closet is always full with latest tops, pants, salwars etc. While writing this I am realizing that last two months I haven't been shopping much.. Hmmm, need to catch up!


6. I am not that good in waiting for things to happen on its own. I quickly run out of patience and need things to happen right away. I am working on it, but I also have to say that my tendency of impatience helps me in winding down things faster without postponing..

7. I'm addicted to Sudoku and have finished almost 3 books (over 300 puzzles) in just 1 month. Don't know how long this addiction will last..


Alright, now awards time!
Bhawana, Kitchen Flavours and JZ have passed me the Brilliante Weblog Award:
Vani and Srilekha passed me the "Beautiful Site Award":




Kitchen Flavours has passed me this "Friendship Blend Award":


Suma and Madhavi have passed me this "Good Job Award".



And last but not least - Vani, Purva, Raaji and Gita have passed me this "Butterfly Award".


Thank you soooo much to each one of you for thinking about me and sharing your award with me. With so many good friends around me in my blogging world, its hard for me to pick only a few people to pass these awards. I'm sure all of you have already recieved it. If you have not received it, feel free to grab them from here.. :)

33 comments:

Cham said...

Congrats, delicious looking sw. potat fry. I make it but very simple fry :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

looks great as usual sujatha.. do i need to say? :-) all ur recipes rock!

Divya Vikram said...

Congrats on your awards and you made me drool over that dish!

Vij said...

Yummmy dish! my fav. Tastes gr8 with rasam! Congrats on the awards!

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

Congrats on ur awards. Spicy sweetpotato fry looks very yummy. 1st time here, yummy blog.

Sireesha said...

Spicy sweet potato fry looks very delicious....

Indranee said...

Love this sweet potato fry Sujatha.Looks fabulous, and congrats on your bunch of awards!

Happy cook said...

Congragulations with all the awards.
I am the opposite, i love books, but i can handle sukadou.
It was really nice to read the meme.

veena said...

Hi sujatha ..
Congrats on ur award ...gt a great collection of recipes ..keep up the good work ..i have added u in my blog roll
love
veena

Laavanya said...

I love the spiced up version of sweet potatoes. Congrats on all your awards.. i've been rather lazy abt acknowledging them as well.. :(

It was great to know a bit more about you Sujatha - thanks to this meme.

raaji said...

gr dera.congrats on the award and celebrating it with sth sweet like sweet potato....

Usha said...

Congrats on all your awards...your spicy sweet potato fry looks yum....I make it similarly...will try your recipe soon :-)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Congrats on all your awards and its nice to read about you... Am a sudoku fan too, first thing I do is solve it and then only ll start reading the NP... Not to forget your lovely, catchy, mmmm spicy sweet potato fry too tempting...

Gita's Kitchen said...

The potato fry looks very tasty. Great idea :)

Sudeshna said...

the recipe is yum,i have stumbled it on. congrats for those awards lady

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I have never tried cooking sweet potato! Looks so good!

Shama Nagarajan said...

congrats!!!!hai nice entry........a gift for you...check out this link...http://easy2cookrecipes.blogspot.com/2008/11/oats-upma.html

Jaishree said...

Congrats on ur awards.Spicy sweetpotato fry looks very yummy. you are having wonderful blog sujatha:)

Priya said...

Congrats on ur bunch of awards..delicious potato fry..

Sagari said...

sweet potatoes are my fav ,this fry looks soooo goodd

n33ma said...

Congrats on the awards......potato looks so spicy.yum

Purva Desai said...

Sweet Potatoes made spicy, this sounds really delicious...
Congrats for all the awards.....it was nice reading your MEME and knowing more about you...

Bhawana said...

Sujatha, congrates on ur all awards dear. sweet pottao fry looks devine. mouthwatering recipe.

DEESHA said...

you have about 400 recipes!! wow .. loved the potato fry .. what I really lile abt ur recipes are that they are really easy N simple & can be whipped up in minutes .. was fun reading ur MEME , Iam a lot like u when it comes to patience & shopping N Iam totally addicted to sudoku too :)

Uma said...

Sweet potato fry turned spicy? Looks so delicious Sujatha! Enjoyed reading your meme. Congrats on all those awards.

Cilantro said...

Congrats on your awards. Good to know a little more about you. sweet potato fry looks good, I just fry them with chilli powder and salt. Will have to try your recipe.

Curry Leaf said...

Congrats on your awards,delicious and spicy fries

JZ @ Tasty treats said...

wow! the dish looks sooo appetizing!!

and i am a sudoku addict too, girl!! great to see someone with the same likings! ;-)

Sunshinemom said...

Looks nice, spicy and yummy:)! Congrats!

Sujatha said...

Thanks to each one of you for your nice words as usual :)

Mahimaa - Thanks for your compliment :)

Vij - you are right, Awesome combo with Rasam!

Lakshmi - Welcome to my blog! I just visited your blog and you have an awesome space too. Keep it going :)

Deesha, Thanks for your sweet and encouraging words :) And thanks for tagging me as well, I had fun while writing my MEME :)

meeso said...

Congratulations on your awards! I found a recipe similar to this in a book, and fell in love with it! I will try yours as it looks absolutely delicious!!!

Chandani said...

yummyyyy!!!!

Shama Nagarajan said...

loved ur meme.........