Sweet potato puran poli (sakkaravalli kizhangu poli) is made with cooked mashed sweet potato along with jaggery and coconut as main ingredients. This taste very similar to the puran poli or paruppu poli we make that I have already posted. Check out the paruppu poli recipe. Sweet potato poli is really healthy with all those fibre along with its goodness. This will be a great snack for your kids. Make it with regular atta or whole wheat flour to make it even more healthy. When I got sweet potato for thiruvathirai, me and my MIL were discussing what can be done with sweet potato. In my childhood days, during the tamil month of margazhi or when ever we feel like, we used to boil water (Hot water for bath) in our own backyard with all the dried parts from coconut tree. The coconut fibre (thenga mattai), coconut shell (thenga oadu), coconut leaves (thennai mattai/ olai) are used as fuel for our stove .
Each one has its own way of burning. To start the stove, quick and easy to catch coconut leaves, then the fibre, which holds the heat steady but extremely smoky which makes our eyes burn, coconut shell burns well as well as holds heat for some time. It will be quite an adventure everyday to make our own hot water for our bath .
Why I said such long story? I am coming to the point, in that fire, we sometimes throw in this sweet potato and it gets toasted well. The cooked sweet potato with smoky flavour will be amazing to eat. We do the same with tapioca and corn at times. I made sweet potato poriyal, sambar and now this sweet potato poli and yet I have one more to finish . I guess I will use it up for my pongal kootu.
Stack the polis to make it soft and serve. Both hot or at room temperature, it tastes great. No one will realize it is made out of sweet potato.