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Spicy Sweet Potatoes

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.
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Course Appetizer
Cuisine Indian
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.
Keyword ginger, Gluten Free, Healthy, Snack, Sweet, Vegan, Yams
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18 thoughts on “Spicy Sweet Potatoes

  1. Very good website , never realised there was as many veggie recipies.

    Not eaten meat now for two weeks , too busy trying all the different dishes.

    Well impressed keep up th egood work..


  2. dear manjula ji
    hum bhi veg delhi ke hai. hum apki recipes try karte rahte hai
    aap ki veg i like it mai apni beti ko bhi bata deti ho dohi ke aaloo aache lege. 8.7.10.ko chole palak note ki hai ab try karongi.
    anju gupta

  3. Namaste manjula ji I have tried making the same recipes you have ,but my luck it doesn’t really look your the same recipe you made so my husband and Usually have a laugh not only that he is better cooker but also I tried too have

    Love Rani Dhalla

  4. Hi Manjula,
    I am inspired to be vegetarian (lets live and let others live) through your recipes.Your recipes are tasty, simple and healthier. Just to say thank you.

  5. hello aunty,
    you are too good. i have tried many of your recipes and they all come out tooooooo good. keep up the good work. can you post the recipe for the “rusk”. like suji rusk or whole wheat rusk.

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