Wednesday, June 29, 2011

‘Kanangaa Daadau” Sweet Potato Snack

“Kanangaa” means Sweet Potato in Konkani language.  This humble tuber is available throughout the year and is also easy to prepare and is healthy too.  Recent research recommends sweet potato instead of the regular potato to diabetic patients.

My late sister-in-law had introduced me to this simple and tasty dish. The actual recipe is prepared by boiling the sweet potato and then mashing them to a pulp. And the final “tadka” or seasoning  given on top. It’s as simple as that.

I have made a slight change in the recipe i.e. instead of mashing them I have cut them into cubes as I feel it is more appealing. It is generally said that “you eat with your eyes first”! But, when I am in a hurry, I simply mash it as I know for sure that the taste remains the same (either in cubed or mashed form) !

Sweet Potato Dish - Daadau
Kanangaa Daadau

Sweet Potato - boiled 1
Steamed Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato Steamed
Steamed and cubed Sweet Potato


Sweet potato (boiled or steamed)
1 large
As per taste
For seasoning

3 tsps
Mustard seeds
1 tsp
Curry leaves
1 sprig
Green chilies (chopped)
A pinch
For Garnish

Corriander leaves (chopped)
1 tbsp
Grated coconut (optional)
1 tbsp
Lime juice
1 tsp


  1. Cut the boiled or steamed Sweet potato when cooled into cubes and keep aside.
  2. Heat a non-stick pan or kadai.  Add oil and mustard seeds and salt. When the mustard seeds starts spluttering, lower the heat and add the chopped (or slit)green chilies, curry leaves and asafetida.
  3. Now add the boiled and cubed sweet potatoes (keeping the flame low) and mix it gently (so as to prevent the sweet potatoes from getting mashed) for a minute or two.
  4. Remove from flame and garnish with lime juice, coriander leaves and grated coconut.
  5. Serve hot.
Serves: 2

This is a very tasty and healthy evening snack for children as well as adults alike.


  1. Nice recipe using sweet potato.....

  2. love sweet potatoes.used to yummyeat them just boiled or baked . but now i'll give them a tadka.
    yummy !

  3. u know i am a huge fan of potato .. give it anyway and i will eat it ! This looks lovely.

  4. This is a lovely healthy snack, looks yumm! Loved your other recipes too..
    Happy to follow your beautiful blog :)

  5. any leftovers dear...truly tempting..:)

    Tasty Appetite