By Nmami Agarwal
Starchy sweet potato chaat is a good snack option for people who want to gain weight. Sweet potatoes contain complex starch along with vitamins, minerals, and proteins and are easy to digest, soothing to stomach and intestine since they mainly contain starch. It provides a lot of energy and excellent for weight gain. Purple-fleshed sweet potatoes are more abundant in the antioxidant, anthocyanin than oranges and brown coloured sweet potatoes have anti-inflammatory properties, which are beneficial to overall health. Sweet potatoes also contain storage protein sporamins, that also have antioxidant properties.
Nutritional benefits: Sweet potatoes are high in vitamin A, B vitamins; B5, B6, thiamine, niacin, riboflavin, and, due to their orange colour, are high in carotenoids. As it is high in both vitamin C and beta-carotene helps strengthen eyesight and boost our immunity to diseases. The dietary fibre present in sweet potato helps the body to retain water and keep cells functioning efficiently. It also contains a good amount of potassium and magnesium. Potassium helps in healthy functioning of the heart whereas magnesium is the relaxation and anti-stress mineral, necessary for healthy artery and nerve function.
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Calories: 138 Kcal
1 small Sweet potato (boiled and cubed)
1 tsp Besan
¼ tsp Red chilli powder
¼ tsp coriander powder
¼ tsp Cumin powder
¼ tsp Dry mango powder
Salt to taste
1 tsp Oil
1 tsp Green chutney
2 tsp Yogurt
1 pinch Chat masala
1 pinch Cumin powder
2 tsp chopped onion
In a bowl, mix all the given ingredients for marinating and leave it for 5 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan, add sweet potato mixture; roast it on a medium flame for 4-5 Minutes.
Take the fried sweet potatoes out from the pan and spread it on a plate.
Beat the yogurt well and spread on this.
Add green chutney.
Sprinkle cumin powder and chat masala.
Garnish with chopped onion and coriander leaves.
Over to You:
Sweet potatoes are very versatile. Try them roasted, puréed, steamed, baked, or grilled. You can add them to soups and stews, or grill and add on top of leafy greens for a delicious salad. Keep the skin of the potatoes on. The colour of the sweet potato’s skin can vary from white to yellow and purple to brown but make sure you do not peel it off, irrespective of the colour. The sweet potato’s skin can contribute significant amounts of fibre, potassium, and quercetin to your diet.