When the winter cold sets in, we long for warm and delicious food all the more. Street food has its own charm. Think hot aloo tikki, aloo chat, kulcha-channa, pakodas and sweet potato chaat, colloquially called shakarkandi ki chaat. The aroma of smoky roasted sweet potatoes is an emotion for many. But if hygiene and
worried about excess spice issues, you can make your own version at home! Keep reading to know how to make sweet potato chaat at home with the most basic ingredients!
Korenovka, a sweet potato that is larger than a regular potato, is usually recognized by its brownish color. As the name suggests, it tastes sweet. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s unhealthy! Well, we’re going to tell you all about the health benefits of sweet potatoes, but before that, let’s take a quick look at how
make sweet potato chaat.
Step-by-step recipe for sweet potato chaat
Even if you’re new to the kitchen, learning how to make sweet potatoes can be a simple matter. Here’s a recipe that requires the least amount of effort and provides the most flavor and health benefits.
3-4 large sweet potatoes
Cumin seeds powder
1 chopped green chili
Coriander chutney (optional)
Quick shakarkandi ki chaat recipe
1. Take 3-4 sweet potatoes and wash them thoroughly.
2. Take a pan, add enough water and add a whole sweet potato to it.
3. Leave the pan on medium heat for about 30 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are done. Remember that the time it takes to boil can also depend on their size.
4. When the sweet potato pieces are cooked, take them out and peel them.
5. Now cut them into cubes and add spices and aromatics to taste.
6. Adding homemade coriander chutney is my personal favorite addition. It not only adds more flavor, but also moisture!
Isn’t that easy? Well, you will love this sweet potato chaat even more when you know the health benefits of shakarkandi.
Health benefits of sweet potato or shakarkandi
Sweet potatoes have a high nutritional value. They contain complex carbohydrates, dietary fiber, iron and vitamin content such as beta-carotene, vitamin B2, vitamin C, etc. What about Fr sweet potatoes for weight loss? Because they contain a lot of fiber, they also promote a feeling of satiety, thereby reducing food cravings and calorie intake. This makes sweet potatoes also a superfood for weight loss.
Since sweet potatoes are a good source of carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals, they are a superfood for those doing heavy work, according to the Journal of Medicinal Food. In fact, the phytonutrients in sweet potatoes may even reduce health risks from free radicals.
People often wonder if sweet potatoes are good for diabetics. Experts say that this vegetable has a blood glucose-lowering effect in people with diabetes. Boiled sweet potatoes have a low glycemic index which falls between 40 and 50.
Read also: Try this recipe for baked potato chips
Can I eat sweet potatoes every day?
Well, nutritionists never advise anyone to eat too much. So moderation may be your best bet to reap the best health benefits of sweet potatoes.
“Since sweet potatoes are high in carbohydrates and calories, it would be good to eat just a small bowl every day,” says nutritionist Avni Kaul.