Ratalyache Kees

I always try and buy sweet potato even though it is not a favorite in my house. Reason? Just because it is a powerhouse of vitamins and minerals 🙂 
Now, one lone, big tuber of sweet potato was lying on my shelf for more than a week now. As usual, I googled up recipes to make it an more interesting eat. The very first recipe  that popped up was that of ratalyache kees (a recipe using grated, boiled sweet potato). I remember my grandmother making it occasionally on her fasting days. 
The recipe is very simple almost like that of sabudana khichdi and is a upvasachi recipe (fasting recipe). Fasts were definitely kept so that we could eat nutritious food time and again and also to break the monotony of our everyday meals.
The recipe is a keeper for a quick-fix and can be made using our plain good, old potatoes as well!
1.5 cups grated, boiled sweet potato
1 or more chopped green chilly – as per taste
2 -3 tbsp ghee
1 tsp jeera
2-3 tbsp peanut powder
Salt – to taste
a dash of lemon (optional)
Sugar – 1 tsp (optional) – I did not use it
coriander leaves – to garnish
Heat ghee in a kadhai and add jeera. Once the jeera starts spluttering, add the chopped chillies and fry it for a few seconds till the flavours seep in the ghee. Then, add grated potato, salt and mix it well. To this add the peanut powder, coriander leaves, lemon juice and again give it a stir. The kees is ready!

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