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Spicy Sweet Potatoes and Yams Recipe by Manjula

Spicy Sweet Potatoes

Spicy Sweet Potatoes and Yams is a delicious dish that makes a great appetizer. This can also be served as a snack with tea. Sweet potatoes spiced up with lemon and ginger juice makes a mouth-watering dish.
Recipe serves 4.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
Keyword ginger, Gluten Free, Healthy, Snack, Sweet, Vegan, Yams
Servings 4 people


  • 2 medium boiled sweet potatoes
  • 2 medium boiled red sweet potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp ginger juice
  • ½ tsp salt adjust to taste
  • ½ tsp black salt
  • ¼ tsp ground red pepper adjust to taste
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp roasted ground cumin seed

For Garnishing:

  • 1 minced green chili adjust to taste
  • 2 Tbsp minced cilantro


  • Boil the sweet potatoes, don’t over cook.
  • Peel the skin and slice them 1/8 inch thick, it’s easy to slice after potatoes are cooled off.
  • Mix all the spices with ginger juice and lemon juice.
  • Spread the sweet potato slices over a plate.
  • Spread few drops of spice mix over every piece.
  • Stack the sweet potatoes slices over red sweet potatoe slices provides nice color white over dark pink.
  • Garnish them with minced green chili and chopped cilantro.
  • Serve them at room temperature.


  • They can be prepared day before, garnish them just before serving.
  • If you prefer mild take out the seeds from green chili before mincing.
  • It is ok to use just white or red sweet potatoes.