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Sweet Potato Fry

A simple side that will go well as a side or as salad filler with greens.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: sides
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: easy, indian recipes, sides, sweet potato, vegetarian
Servings: 4 people


  • 2 no medium sized sweet potatoes peeled and cubed equally
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp ghee (clarified butter) or vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp asoefetida or hing
  • 10-12 no fresh curry leaves or 2 tsp dry curry leaves
  • 1 no green chilly slit
  • 1 1/2 tsp red chilli powder mild to spicy
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp lemon or lime juice


  • Soak the cut potatoes in hot water, 1 tsp salt and turmeric for 30 minutes
  • In a heavy bottomed pan placed on medium heat, add the ghee or oil and once hot add the mustard seeds. Once they splutter, add the curry leaves, green chilly and asoeftida.
  • Stir on medium low, then add the chilly powder and salt. Mix well.
  • Drain the sweet potatoes and add it to the pan. Set the heat and stir well so that the vegetable is well coated with the spices. Stir for 3-5 minutes.
  • Reduce the flame, add 1/4 cup water, cover and let the potatoes cook for 10-12 minutes till soften.
  • Check for salt, uncover and then cook on low to medium low heat for 20 -30 minutes stirring occasionally till the potato crisps up.
  • Turn off the heat. Sprinkle the lemon/ lime juice, mix well and serve.