Sweet Potato Sabzi

The holy month of Shravan has begun. Many Hindus observe fasts and perform pujas during this month especially on Mondays. Today is the first Monday of this month and I  am sharing recipe of a dish which can be consumed during fasts. Ratalyachi Bhaji / Sweet Potato Sabzi is a simple dish prepared during fasting period. Boiled sweet potatoes are added to a tempering of cumin seeds and green chillies, topped with roasted peanut powder and fresh coconut with a dash of lime. This is generally served with curds.  Here goes the recipe.


2 medium sized sweet potatoes (ratalu/ shakarkand)
2 green chillies, chopped (hari mirch)
1 tbsp cumin seeds (jeera)
Few curry leaves (kadi patta)
½ cup roasted and powdered peanuts (mungphali)
¼ cup grated fresh coconut (nariyal)
¼ tsp sugar (cheeni)
1 tbsp oil (tel)
1 tsp lemon juice (nimbu ka ras)
Salt as per taste (namak)


  • Boil the sweet potatoes in a pressure cooker for 3 to 4 whistles. When the sweet potatoes cool down, deskin them and cut into cubes. Keep them aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add cumin seeds.
  • When the seeds start spluttering, add curry leaves and green chillies.
  • Saute for a few seconds.
  • Add the boiled sweet potato cubes, roasted peanut powder, fresh grated coconut, sugar, salt and lime juice. Give it a good mix.
  • Add 1/4 cup water and cook covered for 5 minutes.
  • Serve Ratalyachi Bhaji  with curds.


There is a similar recipe made using potatoes known as Faraali Aloo Sabzi.


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