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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sweet potato ladoo

Sweet potato is otherwise called sweet yam in some places. The Tamil meaning or translation is Seeni kilangu or sarkarai valli kizhangu.
The Indian sweet yams are more sweeter,flavorful, fibrous and starchy. We can distinguish them by their irregular shape and mild pink skin. They come as white or yellow yam depending on the inner color. We can use all kinds of sweet yam in this recipe.

My mom used to simply boil these yams during their peak availability and it is a guilt free snack too. But can we just satisfy ourselves with that natural yam? So one day she made some sweet balls out of it and the whole family started demanding her for this instead of the plain cooked yam:) But I like the boiled yam better than this ladoo, while as usual hubby dear started liking this one and now I have to make a few ladoos for him:)

Sweet potato ladoo along with some boiled ones.

Sweet potato / Indian sweet yam - 1/2 lb
Freshly shredded coconut - 1/2 cup
sugar - 3 tbsp

Scrub and wash the yam to remove the sand.
Pressure cook or boil them in water.
If pressure cooking, halve the yam and cook them in 2 cups of water. After getting a whistle , reduce the flame and cook it in medium flame for 5 minutes. Then release the pressure and take it out.
Check by piercing a knife. It should pass freely.
Let it cool and remove the outer skin.
Mash the yam with hand and mix with coconut and sugar.
Shape into tennis ball size laddu (balls) and serve as snack.

Seeni kilangu ladoo is ready!


Kalpana Sareesh said...

Tats a super fast ladoo..n i was looking at the vendor who was selling sweet potato sterday n was thinking of some dish but did not buy them..but will catch them n try tis one..

Harini said...

Very interesting laddus there!!

Nostalgia said...

Good one! I see a lot of American dishes with sweet potato but no too many Indian style. This is good thanks for sharing.

Suja Sugathan said...

Sweet potato ladoos sounds great..guilt free,nice recipe dear..

Sunanda said...

Ladoo looks delicious. Ladoo made of sweet potato is new to me.thnx for this recipe sharing with us..

Shama Nagarajan said...

thats a different one dear

Anita said...

wow, such a nice unique laddo..

Priya said...

Feel like grabbing some laddoos rite now, i usually prepare this laddoos with tapioca,this sounds truly unique..

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Panchpakwan said...

Wow sweet patoto ladoo are to me.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Sounds very innovative!Certainly Yummy!

Jisha said...

delicious and awesome recipe

aipi said...

wow, looks delicious, I have to try it out :)

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Peggy said...

This looks like a great ladoo! i love sweet potatoes!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Ladoos look so inviting.

Hamaree Rasoi

Now Serving said...

Wow - Very very interesting - I am a big fan of sweet potatoes and have tried quite a few dishes with it - I am bookmarking this for trying soon

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Swathi said...

I haven't tried this laddoo, but it has all my favorite ingredients. sure i will try this one.

Suman Singh said...

Ladoo with sweet potato..sounds unique and interesting..must try!

Jaleela Kamal said...

விக்கி ஸ்வீட் பொட்டேடோ என்னகு ரொம்ப பிடிக்கும், இது நானும் அடிக்கடி செய்வேன்