RATAALYAACHI AAMTI

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…

  1. Sabudana Khichdi
  2. Sabudana Wada
  3. Doodhi Sabudana Kheer
  4. Doodhi Halwa

Here’s the recipe for Ratalyaachi Aamti….

Prep Time : 15 min

Cooking Time : 20 min

Serves : 4

Cup Used : 200 ml

INGREDIENTS :

  • 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

METHOD :

  1. To make Ratalyaachi Aamti, peel and cube the sweet potatoes into 3/4 inch pieces approximately.
  2. Next, heat a pan and add the homemade ghee to it.
  3. When it heats up, add the cumin seeds and the chopped green chillies and saute.
  4. Immediately add the cubed sweet potatoes and mix. Add about a cup of water and bring to a boil.
  5. Cover and cook on medium flame stirring occasionally.
  6. In the meantime, grind together the fresh grated coconut and the green chillies to a fine paste using sufficient water.
  7. Add the coarsely ground roasted peanuts and give it one more pulse. If adding whole roasted peanuts, grind them little more with the paste.
  8. Add this paste to the cooked sweet potatoes, alongwith the salt and jaggery.
  9. Add about a cup of water and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the flame and simmer further for about 4-5 minutes.
  10. The gravy will thicken up a bit. Check seasoning and adjust if required.
  11. Switch off the flame and transfer it to a serving bowl.
  12. Serve this delicious Ratalyaachi Aamti with some Varicha Bhaat during fasting days.

Author: tastyrecipesfrompooja

An artist by nature, I love painting, travelling to different places and photographing nature, gardening, crochet, reading, etc. It's my nature to give my best to anything and everything I do. From a person who could cook very few dishes..... I have converted myself to a person who now can cook varied dishes! I like perfection in all my work. Reading a lot of recipes, watching different famous chefs' cooking shows on television and observing their methods, techniques and tips very closely and studiously ....is what has made me a very good cook today. Though there are numerous recipes I haven't tried my hand at..... there are many other in which I have gained exerpertise only by trial and error! I still watch all interesting cookery shows on TV to gain more knowledge on cooking techniques of other cultures from here and abroad!! Nowadays, I have started adding healthy twists to my dishes as and when I can without compromising on their original taste. Started this blog to share a few recipes of mine with all other cooking enthusiasts! Happy cooking to all! šŸ˜ƒ

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