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Winner Name:Purabi Naha

 

Recipe Name:Sweet Potato Chaat with Mulberry-Chocolate Dressing

 

 

Ingredients:

 

Sweet potatoes (boiled, de-skinned and cubed): around 2.5 cups

Cubed Feta cheese: ½ cup
Kala namak (black salt): 1½ tsp

Aamchoor powder (dried mango powder): ½ tsp
Chilli flakes: 1 tsp

Dried oregano: 1 tsp
Black olives (pitted): 1 tsp

Bitter chocolate (shavings): ½ cup
Water: 5 tbsp
Tart mulberries: handful
Balsamic vinegar: 3 tbsp
Honey: 1 tsp (divided)
Japanese wasabi paste: 1 tsp
Roasted pumpkin or watermelon seeds: 1 tsp

 

Method:

 

Smear the sweet-potato cubes with black salt, ½ tsp chilli flakes and dried mango powder. Smear the feta with ½ tsp honey. Keep the sweet-potatoes and the feta in two different bowls for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, let’s make the dressing.Add the mulberries,balsamic vinegar and ½ tsp honey to the pan and on a slow heat,stir continuously,until the balsamic vinegar is almost reduced to half.Remove the mulberries from heat and set aside.
In the same pan,add the chocolate and water (yes, no double boiler needed).On slow heat,stir this mixture continuously till it is just boiling and the chocolate has melted.Add the wasabi paste and switch off the gas.Add the rest of the chilli flakes and oregano.Transfer this dressing to another bowl and let it come to room temperature.

Just before serving,warm the sweet potatoes in the microwave (if desired).Mix the feta and the olives.Drizzle the mulberry-chocolate dressing from the top and sprinkle the roasted pumpkin or watermelon seeds.

 

 

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