Thursday, April 21, 2016

R - Ratalu Gajrun jo Seero / Sweet Potato Halwa

BM # 63
Day: 18
Theme: Regional Cuisine
Cuisine : Sindhi

In our Journey through the Cuisines we are at the alphabet 'R' .I had two more options for this alphabet, but this Halwa has nostalgic and fond memories of my Father in law, and what better way to remember him. He was one of the most loving man , with simple habits and this was one of his favorite dishes.

Coming to Ratalu Gajrun, interestingly every caste in Sindhis have their own names of veggies, not all but a couple of them of different names. This adds on to the benefit of we bloggers who are doing this A-Z regional marathon.Sweet potato is called Ratalu Gajru by Shikarpuris , while most of us also call it Lahori Gajru.I decided to make a Halwa with it. Halwa and Seero is same.

This Seero is normally made on Gayaras or Ekadashi. Ekadashi is the eleventh lunar day of the shukla ( bright ) or Krishna ( dark ) paksha ( fortnight ) of every lunar month in Hindu calendar.Thus this is a day when people fast avoiding grains. Special fasting dishes are made.The Halwa made from these Ratalu Gajrun is simple and saffron adds on to its flavor.

I am also linking this post to the A-Z Challenge.

Ratalu Gajrun jo Seero

2 large sweet potatoes
2-4 tbsp sugar
5-6 tbsp ghee
1/8 tsp Cardamon powder
Few strands saffron
Nuts as per taste

Boil the sweet potatoes.
Peel and mash them.
Add ghee in a pan and add the mashed sweet potato.
Add sugar, Cardamon powder and simmer till the sugar is completely dissolved and the Halwa leaves the sides of the pan.
Add dissolved saffron and serve hot garnished with nuts.

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  1. That looks completely delicious! Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. I love seeing all of these foods I've never tried before!

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  2. Another sweet potato for the day 😊. Sweet potatoes halwa looks very nice love the contrast garnish of the petals.

  3. I thought you added some khoya to get that texture. The sweet potato halwa looks lovely in that colorful background.

  4. You have made humble sweet potato so rich and decadent looking in this seero. Lovely presentation and the halwa looks awesome.

  5. Halwa with sweet potatoes look so rich and super inviting..

  6. That picture is really so stunning Vaishali..nice reading about this vegetable...I love just boiled sweet potato and sweet mixed, guess your halwa is one step beyond making it even more sinful!

  7. amazing recipe with sweet potato. You and srivalli discussed before kya? love it

  8. amazing. You can srivalli discussed before kya? love it

  9. This is a killer halwa, makes me drool and none can beat your presentation.

  10. I agree with Priya a 100%. Lovely presentation of a killer halwa.

  11. one more bookmarked from ur blog.. am amazed how u manage to obtain dried rose petals all thru d year :)) and so innovatively used ! my family likes sweet potatoes so might give this a shot halving the recipe..

  12. The picture looks very inviting and would love to dig in!

  13. I just saw Valli's poli and now this seero. Ratalu seems to be ruling the day! Such a good looking recipe you got there!!

  14. my lil one will walk on his hands to get something like this....bookmarked

  15. Beautiful clicks Vaishali! I would love to try this soon!

  16. love the consistency and the garnish - I would relish this for sure