sakarkhand

English translation: sweet potato

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Hindi term or phrase:sakarkhand
English translation:sweet potato

10:57 Mar 14, 2009
Hindi to English translations [PRO]
Cooking / Culinary
Hindi term or phrase: sakarkhand
I know that, generally, sakarkand is "sweet potato" but what I'm looking for is the English name of a variety that can be and even should be, eaten raw. When cooked, it's supposedly not so tasty. The tubers are longish, purple, and white inside.
Ryszard Matuszewski
Local time: 23:53
candytuft (I. umbellata)
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Note added at 3 hrs (2009-03-14 14:08:39 GMT)
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It is actually (Ipomoea batatas), food plant of the morning glory family (Convolvulaceae, but Sweet potatoes are served as a cooked vegetable, in whole or mashed form, and are used as pie filling.
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Ramesh Bhatt
Nepal
Local time: 04:38
Grading comment
Thank you. I found some web sites with recipes using raw sweet potatoes
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3 +1candytuft (I. umbellata)
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candytuft (I. umbellata)


Explanation:
No explanation is required.

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Note added at 3 hrs (2009-03-14 14:08:39 GMT)
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It is actually (Ipomoea batatas), food plant of the morning glory family (Convolvulaceae, but Sweet potatoes are served as a cooked vegetable, in whole or mashed form, and are used as pie filling.


Ramesh Bhatt
Nepal
Local time: 04:38
Native speaker of: Native in UrduUrdu, Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 2
Grading comment
Thank you. I found some web sites with recipes using raw sweet potatoes

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