This is a hot and sweet Indian side dish that goes well with Plain Paratha, Phulka and Rice
Wash and peel the sweet potato. Cut into small cubes.
Boil the sweet potato with a couple of pinches of salt until cooked through.
Strain and keep aside.
Chop onion (need not be finely diced). Cut the green chilli into 2 and then slit each half.
Using a mortar and pestle to crush cumin seeds. Add the peeled garlic pods and crush along with the cumin seeds and keep aside.
In a heated fry pan, pour oil and add in the mustard seeds.
Once the mustard seeds splutter, add dried red chilli and sauté for 5 seconds.
Add urad dal and fry until they turn light brown. Add in the green chilli and curry leaves and fry for a minute.
Add chopped onion. Sauté for a minute and add the crushed cumin and garlic and cook for another 3 minutes.
Add chilli powder and turmeric powder and sauté for a minute.
Add the cooked(boiled) sweet potato. Sprinkle salt as per your taste.
Fry until the sweet potato turns light brown on the sides.