Sunday, 13 March 2011

Sweet Potato Ravioli or Kanga che Nevri

Yesterday I made “Kanga che Nevri”!

 Kanga in Konkani is Sweet potato and Nevri is Kadbu or Karanji that is Kadbu or Karanji of Sweet Potato.

 This is made traditionally in Goa and my friend Vidya’s Mom never fails to send me a few.This time I wanted to try it out myself, so armed with instructions I began.

O! before I forget since I cannot get any takers for sweets I made them spicy. Traditionally they are sweet leave the chilli powder out add cardamom seeds powder.

3 big sweet potatoes
1 cup grated coconut
¾ cup jaggery
2 tblspn Chilli powder (optional)
1 tblspn whole wheat flour

Implements needed:
Plastic sheet, greased
Rolling pin
Pizza cutter
Non stick pan for frying
Metal spatula like the good old one granny used for dosas.

1.         First wash the sweet potato and boil them. I pressure cooked for 1 whistle. Let it cool.

2.          Heat 1 cup freshly grated coconut with jaggery and chilli powder fry till the mixture forms a uniform mixture and is almost dry. Cool it this is your filling.

3.         Now grate the sweet potato (I tried to peel them and did manage). This is so that no fibre remain in the dough.

4.         Add a little salt, wheat powder and knead to form soft dough.

5.         Next take a lemon sized ball of the dough. Place on the greased plastic sheet a little off centre, cover with the other edge of the plastic sheet and with the rolling pin roll out a thick poori.  About ½ inch thick thinner and it is difficult to handle.

6.         Gently peel off the plastic sheet. Place the filling in the centre using the other edge of the plastic cover the filling.

7.         Cut off the rough edges. Transfer to a non stick pan. Repeat till all the balls are over.

8.         Shallow fry one side. Carefully flip over and fry the other side.

9.         Enjoy!
P.S. From the 3 sweet potatoes I used I got 7 of these but 3 broke off as I did not realise how delicate they are. Use a sharp spatula to flip them. The wooden ones are useless.

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  1. look absolutely gorgeous and delicious!

  2. That filling looks too yummy. Thank you dear for sending this yummy recipe to AWED :)

  3. a unique n interesting preparation..sounds awesome..
    Tasty appetite

  4. So tempting and delicious !!!

  5. Thats an interesting recipe..i never heard about it but sure looks delicious :)

  6. Never heard about this ravioli,they looks delicious...Thanks for sharing..

  7. Looks Yum and I like the traditional touch of jaggery.
    Good One Archana!

    Yum! Yum! Yum!

  8. superb looking dish...lovely stuffing inside

    Hamaree Rasoi

  9. What a delightful recipe n your filling sounds heavenly to me :)

    US Masala

  10. Lovely combination of flavors and looks yum

  11. This is very new to me,sounds yummy! Wish I could taste some!

  12. This is new to me.Looks yummy..

  13. Very interesting and looks delicious hav a nice blog ..glad to follow

  14. That looks yummm...Nice recipe using sweet potato..I made something similar today using sweet potato too, will post it soon:-)

  15. This looks super delicious..

  16. very interesting,would love to try this..


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