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Sweet Potato and Peanut Poppers – Navratri Vrat / Fasting Food

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2 medium size Boiled Sweet potatoes
1 cup Roasted peanuts
1 tsp Ginger-Chili paste
1 tsp Pepper powder
1 tsp Cumin powder
1 tsp Lemon juice
Handful of Finely chopped Coriander leaves
1 tbsp Arrowroot powder (Paniphal)
Oil for frying
Salt as per taste

Sweet Potato and Peanut Poppers – Navratri Vrat / Fasting Food

How to make sweet potato and peanut poppers

      • 30 minutes
      • Serves 2
      • Medium


      These Sweet potato and peanut poppers are just so perfect to break the stereotype Navratri fasting menu.  They are an appetizing snack that is sweet, nutty, crispy, spicy and delicious all the way. The sweet potato and peanut poppers combination lends a unique flavor and gives a nice twist to the usual Navratri fasting recipes. Navratri is in full swing and so is my fasting.  I am planning my meal and trying to incorporate unique and healthy dishes in my menu everyday. I am rather busy cooking, clicking, writing and presenting these lovely dishes to you all so that you can make your fasting not leass then a feast. On the other hand my girls terminals have started and that is keeping me extra busy and I am on my toes literally. But that does not stop me from expermenting new recipes in my kitchen and bringing to you all.

      Well lets get back to this Sweet potato and peanut poppers that is also Gluten-free and Vegan. This experiment turned out to be so good and appetizing. My folks liked it and they were asking for more!!  You guys need to check this recipe that is so different yet easy to cook. Do try this out and pep up your taste buds.  Serve it with Farali Peanut chutney and you are sorted for your evening snack. Happy Fasting everyone and stay healthy and fit.

      If you are looking for other Navratri fasting recipes do check the link below:

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      Boil sweet potatoes in a pressure pan till 2 whistles.
      Meanwhile, roast the peanuts on a medium flame till 4-5 minutes stirring continuously. Once the peanuts are roasted remove it on a plate and let it cool under a room temperature.


      Open the whistle of the pressure pan and remove sweet potatoes and let it cool for a minute.
      Now peel them and mash them with your hands and keep it in a plate.
      Now remove the outer skin of peanuts and grind them coarsely in a grinder.
      Add the coarse peanuts in mashed sweet potato.
      Now all chili-ginger paste, lemon juice, pepper powder, cumin powder, finely chopped coriander leaves and salt in the mixture.


      Mix everything well so that all the spices are mixed together. Do not over mix it as the stuffing may become very soggy.
      Now remove the stuffing in a bowl and let it cool in the refrigerator for 10-15 minutes.


      Remove the stuffing from the refrigerator and make small balls out of it.
      Heat oil in a pan and keep it on a medium flame.
      Take Arrowroot powder into a plate and roll all the balls in it.
      Once the oil is hot add the poppers and deep fry on a medium flame until gold and crispy.


      Remove it on a kitchen napkin to remove excess oil.
      Serve them hot with farali chutney or raita.

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