Kids Recipes - Sweet potato Sukka Fry/ Dry Roast

This is a regular side dish that I make for my kids just to make them eat sweet potatoes.  Gone are those days when I can just puree or bake sweet potatoes and serve them with a dollop of butter or ghee. Now  they hate mushy foods and I started preparing it this way. This recipe is a simple sukka fry that I make with regular potatoes. I serve this as a side dish with rice, dhals, rasam rice, curd rice etc.

1. Sweet potatoes, large, 2.
2. Mustard seeds, 1/2 teaspoon.
3. Fennel seeds, 1/2 teaspoon. (optional, my grandma usually add fennel seeds in these kinds of dishes and I followed her method here).
4. Ginger-garlic paste, 1/2 teaspoon.
5. Chili powder, 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon or more depending upon preferred heat level.
6. Curry leaves, a sprig.
7. Salt, as per taste.

Wash and peel the potatoes and cut them into very small cubes. Heat a pan with 2 tablespoons of oil. Once the oil turns hot, add the mustard seeds and let it splutter. Now add the fennel seeds and curry leaves and fry for a few seconds. Now add the cubed potatoes along with the ginger-garlic paste. chili powder, and salt and mix everything well. Keep the flame under low and cook the potatoes until they are done. Keep stirring in between often. The potatoes usually gets cooked in 10-12 minutes. If needed, an additional tablespoon of oil can be added to prevent the potatoes from getting stuck to the bottom of the pan.