Ratalyacha kees - Grated sweet potato stirfry

Stir fried Ratalu - Vrat Upvas Recipe

Ratalyacha kees or grated sweet potato stirfry is a Maharashtrian recipe of stir fried sweet potatoes. This is a upvas, vrat / fasting recipe.

It is a favorite of many, so it is made at other times too for breakfast or as a snack.

Sweet potatoes or ratalu / ratali cooks quickly so this is a good one for breakfast.

How to make Ratlyacha kees - Sweet potato stir fry

Sweet potato -  Ratalu - RataliSweet potato - Ratalu - Ratali
Roasted peanutsRoasted peanuts
Green chilies - hari mirchGreen chilies - hari mirch

Main ingredients for Ratlyacha kees - Sweet potato stir fry

Ingredients for Ratlyacha kees - Sweet potato stir fry for 2-3 servings

  • Sweet potatoes / ratalu - 2 - 3 washed well
  • Roasted peanut powder - 1/4 cup
  • Cumin seed / jeera - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Vegetable oil or desi ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Green chilies, chopped or paste - 2-3 or more according to taste

Optional ingredients

  • Cilantro / hara dhania  - 1 tbsp chopped
  • Fresh grated coconut - 1 or 2 tbsp

Step by step instructions for making - sweet potato stirfry - Ratalyacha kees

Wash and clean sweet potatoes.

Grate ratalu or sweet potato. You may use a large hole grater.

I used my food processor.

Heat oil in a thick bottom pan.

When oil is hot, add cumin seeds and let them splutter.

Add chopped green chilies or chili paste. Fry for a few seconds.

Add the grated sweet potato.

Mix well.

Add salt according to taste.

Mix well and cover with a lid.

Cook on low flame for 3-4 minutes.


Add powdered roasted peanuts and freshly grated coconut if adding.

Mix well.

Cook covered on low flame.

Check and stir after 2 minutes.

Sweet potato / ratalu should be  cooked soft by this time.

Add chopped cilantro / hara dhania.

Mix and serve.


 Tips and variations

Serve with a wedge of lime.

You may serve it with a small bowl of fresh curd/yogurt.



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