Spicy Sweet Potato Upma (Kees) recipe





15 min


Spicy Sweet Potato Upma (Kees)

Spicy Sweet Potato Upma (Kees) is a typical Maharashtrian dish, usually served as a snack/meal for religious fasts. It makes for a scrumptious breakfast or tea time snack even on non-fasting days. Shredded Sweet Potato (Kees) is sautéed in Sarda Farms ghee which gives it a rich earthy flavour. It is then cooked with green chilies, cumin & crushed roasted groundnuts to make this quick, appetising snack.




  • 2 ‏Large Sweet Potatoes (Shakarkandi/Ratale)
  • 3-4 Ttablespoons ‏Sarda Farms Ghee
  • 1 teaspoon ‏Cumin seeds
  • 3-4 ‏Green chillies, chopped
  • 2-3 tablespoons ‏Roasted, crushed groundnuts
  • ‏Few coriander leaves for garnish
  • ½ teaspoon ‏Sugar (optional)
  • ‏Salt to taste


Wash & peel the sweet potatoes.

Grate them using a coarse grater. (Grate them just before they are ready to be used, to avoid them from turning brown)

Heat ghee in a pan. Add the cumin seeds and green chillies. Add the sweet potatoes, stir and sauté for 1-2 minutes.

Sprinkle salt and sugar. Cook covered for 2-3 minutes (timing may change depending on the quality of sweet potatos)

Add the crushed peanuts and stir again. Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves and some lime juice (optional)


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