Shredded Sweet Potato Side / Ratalyacha Kis

Sweet potato is one of my favorite root vegetables and this recipe was my favorite growing up. The roasted peanuts and sweet potato go so well together it is magic.

There is a large variety of sweet potatoes available in the grocery store. I use the Japanese sweet potato. It has a dark colored skin and are white on the inside. They are firm and hold their shape a lot better than the rest of the varieties. They are also the closest in taste to the sweet potato my mother used.

When cooking root vegetables it is best to add salt before the vegetable is cooked through to keep it from turning to mush.

You will need
1 large sweet potato, peeled and shredded
1 tsp. olive oil
1 tsp cumin seeds
1 serrano pepper, de-seeded (optional)
salt to taste
cayenne pepper to taste (optional)
a handful roasted peanuts, ground

Peel the sweet potato and shred in a food processor or using a grater.

Heat oil in a pan. Add the cumin seeds and chili pepper (if using). Cumin burns color quickly. As soon as it changes color and before it turn brown add the shredded sweet potato.

Add the salt and cayenne pepper (if using). Mix it all up, cover and let it cook for 4-5 minutes on medium heat. Uncover and add the ground roasted peanuts. Combine well, cover and allow to cook until the potato is cooked through, another 5-10 minutes. Check frequently to prevent it from burning.



  1. That's an intersting way of eating sweet potato! Must try

  2. Wow, this dish sounds quite an interesting, never cooked sweet potato this way.

  3. Very interesting way to cook sweet potato. Looks delicious.

  4. I would love to make this version of sweet potato. I am going to make it soon.

  5. Addition of peanuts to sweet potato sounds interesting. Growing up, we mostly ate the boiled vegetable as a snack.

  6. Such an interesting recipe Varada...other than eating it as such, I haven't cooked much with this vegetable...

  7. We just boil sweet potatoes and have them just like that. This is a new way of using sweet potatoes. Looks nice..

  8. Very interesting combo of sweet potato and peanut!

  9. i have tasted Batatachya kees, and liked it.. this must taste great as well...

  10. Never cooked sweet potato this way.Sounds interesting.

  11. what a simple and perfect side dish


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