Genasina Oggarne


This is a typical South Canara dish. Served as morning snack. Tastes so good, very filling as well. Had tasted Genasina oggarne when Jyothi prepared and got it for our morning hike last summer. We all loved it.

Thanks to Jyothi Uppor for sharing this recipe.

Preparation Time

Cooking Time


10 Mins

20 mins

3 people



o   2 medium sized genasu/ sweet potato

o   1 Small onion

o   ½ Tsp chopped ginger

o   1 Tbsp Groundnut/ peanut

o   Curry Leaves

o   2 green Chillies

o   1 tsp- Turmeric powder

o   Salt to taste



o   ½ Tsp – Mustard

o   ½ Tsp Urad Dal

o   A pinch Asafetida

o   Coconut oil



o   Wash the sweet potatoes, peel the skin and chop them to small pieces. Chop the onion to small pieces too. Slit green chilles and set aside.

o   Heat oil in  pan and make the seasoning with the above ingredients. Add peanut and roast.

o   Add chopped onion, ginger and green chillies, saute well for a min. Now add chopped sweet potatoes and curry leaves. Add turmeric powder, mix well. Cover the pan a cook for 3-4 mins on low to medium heat.

o   Mix well add salt and cook till done.

o   Squeeze lemon and garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve.


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