Wednesday, October 04, 2006


ratalyachyo nevryo are sweet potato turnovers.....
This is my hubby's favorite sweet, usually his sister gets these whenever she comes visiting and she is a expert at making them.
i dont make them very often , but this sunday i had time and these being the navratri days ,where you find several ladies fasting for 9 days . sweet potatoes are one of the items that a fasting person is allowed to eat, so you see a lot of sweet potatoes in the market..
This sweet is usually made in goa , i learnt it from my sister in law.


1/2 Kg sweetpotatoes boiled

1/4 cup flour

pinch of salt


1. 2 cups of grated coconut.

2.1 cup grated jaggery or as per taste

3.cardamom powder

4.a little ghee about 1 tsp.


mash the sweet potatoes with a little salt , add the flour to it till you get a soft dough ball

for the stuffing :

take a heavy bottom pan and add all the ingredients stir till you get a even mass

take a ball of the sweet potato dough between two sheets of plastic

apply a little oil on the ball and roll

keep the stuffing on the rolled out sweetpotato and cover from one side

press the edges

take a griddle or tawa pour a little ghee on it and place the nevryo on it

turn it on either sides till you get brown spots on it as shown in the picture.

you can eat it with ghee or plain.


Jann said...

Did you make this with sweet potatoes? It looks wonderful! PS. I loved visiting Goa.........i loved India!

Mahek said...

yes i have made it myself
thanks for appreciating
i have posted the recipe
pls try them out.

Gini said...

That sounds divine! Sweetpotatoes were my favorite - just boil and eat. This is interesting.

nav said...


I cannot spell the word properly but it looks awesome :) I should try this sometime. And also, beautiful pictures, please keep clicking! BTW, I posted a reply to your comment on my blog, check it out.


Anonymous said...

nice pics

Anonymous said...

Hi Mahek,
I keep visiting your blog quite often.Nice site. Just wanted to know what you meant by flour ,is it maida or wheat flour.Waiting for your reply as soon as possible.

Mahek said...

would have been glad to know your name
by flour i mean refined flour or maida.
pls try it and let me know
use very less maida just enough to bind it.