Rataalyaachi Aamti is a fasting dish made using Rataali (Sweet Potatoes) and some fresh coconut. In Maharashtra, many people observe fasts on various days throughout the month of Shravan. On such days, during fasting it is advisable to consume nutritious food instead of junk food.
Root vegetables, fruit vegetables, Vari, Sabudana, Shingada flour, Rajgira, etc. are certain foods which can be consumed at the time of fasting. Generally the food is cooked only using pure homemade ghee and cumin and chillies are mainly used for tempering. Ratalyaachi Aamti is one such dish, which is not only delicious but filling and nutritious too as sweet potatoes are said to be better than regular potatoes in terms of nutrition.
For some more such dishes, do take a look at the following recipes too…
Here’s the recipe for Ratalyaachi Aamti….
Prep Time : 15 min
Cooking Time : 20 min
Serves : 4
Cup Used : 200 ml
- 1 1/4 cup Peeled And Cubed Raw Sweet Potatoes (Rataala/Shakkarkand)
- 2 cups Water… Approx
- 1 tsp Jaggery
- Salt To Taste
To Be Ground :
- 1/3 cup Fresh Grated Coconut
- 1 Green Chilli
- 1/4 cup Roasted Peanuts / Coarsely Ground Roasted Peanuts
- Water As Required
For The Tempering :
- 1 tbs Homemade Ghee
- 3/4 tsp Cumin Seeds
- 1 Green Chilli… Chopped
- To make Ratalyaachi Aamti, peel and cube the sweet potatoes into 3/4 inch pieces approximately.
- Next, heat a pan and add the homemade ghee to it.
- When it heats up, add the cumin seeds and the chopped green chillies and saute.
- Immediately add the cubed sweet potatoes and mix. Add about a cup of water and bring to a boil.
- Cover and cook on medium flame stirring occasionally.
- In the meantime, grind together the fresh grated coconut and the green chillies to a fine paste using sufficient water.
- Add the coarsely ground roasted peanuts and give it one more pulse. If adding whole roasted peanuts, grind them little more with the paste.
- Add this paste to the cooked sweet potatoes, alongwith the salt and jaggery.
- Add about a cup of water and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the flame and simmer further for about 4-5 minutes.
- The gravy will thicken up a bit. Check seasoning and adjust if required.
- Switch off the flame and transfer it to a serving bowl.
- Serve this delicious Ratalyaachi Aamti with some Varicha Bhaat during fasting days.