Sweet Potato Indian Recipes – Chilakada Dumpa Pulusu
I have for you, dear readers, an Andhra style sweet potato stew which goes by the name, Chilaka Dumpa Pulusu in Telugu. Sweet Potato is a favorite in our home. The irregular shaped, oblong tuber also known as Teepi Dumpa in coastal parts of Andhra is usually available through out the year in the farmer’s market. Most times we like to eat them steamed or make a mixed vegetable curry (Kalagaya Kura). Other than making a curry we also make a tangy stew using sweet potato that is popular in most parts of Andhra.
Sweet potato is simmered in a beautiful amalgamation of spices like fenugreek, cumin, coriander, chilis, jaggery and tamarind extract to yield a soft, creamy, melt in the mouth texture with a burst of sweet and tangy flavors. The flavorful stew with warm rice makes for a delectable, comforting meal.