Hey, Guys, I am excited today, yes, yes it’s Tuesday so I am excited to meet you but there’s more to it today. We are making Yam Puri / Sweet Potato puri today. I know it sounds strange, I understand that as all my friends were amazed to hear about Yam puri.
As a mom to two sweet kids, I keep thinking of ways to feed them healthy and nutritious things, and I was really willing to bring Yam in my kitchen for its health benefits. Just in case you didn’t know Sweet potato/ Yam has many nutritional benefits like very high in fiber, vitamin A, calcium, Iron, and magnesium etc.
These big chunky potato-like root veggies are very good for health but the taste is not very interesting. It is slightly sweet and thus I wasn’t sure what to do with it. I mean I used to make a chat with it but kids won’t eat that. I tried these puris one day and these were a hit. I was so happy to feed them these healthy and simple puris which even my 1.3-year-old happily ate, satisfaction .
These Yam Puris are so simple that you hardly need a recipe for it, but before we talk about the recipe let’s talk about the taste. These puris like all other puris are crispy however the yam makes it extra soft. In case you are wondering can we make paratha with this dough? yes, you can but I suggest sticking to the puris, as the sugar in Yam tends to burn very quickly and the parathas get very dark/ burn spots on them by the time they are cooked. Thus making puris is a much better idea.
About the recipe as I said I kept it really simple by adding only little salt and ajwain for flavor, but if you like you can add some chili ginger paste and kasoori methi to please the grownups.
Like the recipe, I want to keep the post short and simple as well so let’s jump right to the recipe for these simple nutritious and very easy to make Yam Puri / Sweet potato Puri:
- Yam-1 medium sized
- Whole wheat flour/ atta: 2 cups
- Salt: 1.5 tsp / to taste
- Carom seeds/ajwain :1 tsp
- Oil: deep frying
- Peel and boil yam till its soft to mash.
- Remove the yam from the pressure cooker and mash well, don't throw the water used for boiling
- Add in flour, oil,salt and carom seeds.
- Mix well everything and knead the dough using little water at a time.
- Once the dough is set ready let it rest for 10 minutes in fridge as this dough might be a little sticky initially.
- After 10 minutes heat oil in a pan for deep frying
- Take small lemon size piece from the dough, make balls
- Grease the rolling pin and the ball with a drop of oil and roll it with a rolling pin to make mall puri.
- Deep fry in medium hot oil and serve hot.