Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sweet Potato Fry/Chilakada Dumpa Vepudu

Sweet potatoes are known to be the most nutritious vegetables. Though they don’t look great from the outside, they are probably the best and often included in healthy diets.

Sweet potato fry is a slight variation to the general practice of cooking the vegetable i.e boiling. An Andhra touch to the veggie.

Preparation time: 10-15 mins

Serves - 2


Sweet potatoes (Chilakadadumpa/Genasu gadde/Shakarkand) 1/4th kg
Refined cooking oil 1cup
Red chilli powder to taste
Salt to taste


Wash, peel and slice the sweet potatoes into thin circles.

Pour oil into a pan/kadai and heat.

Deep fry the sweet potato slices. Remove onto a tissue to drain out excess oil.

Sprinkle red chilli powder and salt to taste and toss the slices to evenly spice them.

Sweet and spicy, Sweet potato fry or chilakada dumpa vepudu is ready. These can be served as sweet potato chips, starters to compliment any soup. They can also be served as evening snacks. We enjoyed Chilakada dumpa vepudu conventionally like any other vepudu - with ghee topped rice.

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