If you're part of the community of people who favour potatoes over sweet potatoes, this article is for you. While there is little that you can't make with starchy yellow potatoes—they are one of the most versatile vegetables we have—sweet potatoes are just as good. They're packed with nutritional value, high in vitamin A and antioxidants and also known to contain more fibre than regular potatoes. If you're still unconvinced, here is a list of our favourite recipes to make with sweet potatoes, that are so good, they will surely change your mind.
Sweet Potato Gulab Jamun
Mishti aloo'r pantua or gulab jamun made from sweet potatoes is an iconic Bengali sweet that's typically made around Durga Puja. Khoya, chopped pistachios and spices like cardamom are encased within sweet potato balls and then deep-fried. Dip it in sugar syrup and you have the perfect festive dessert.
Vegan Sweet Potato Fries
Have a weakness for fries but are trying to be healthy at the same time? We've got a quick fix for you. Try our baked vegan sweet potato fries—they're low on calories, oil-free and taste divine.
A little tip: Pepper the fries with sea salt and chilli flakes, and enjoy them alongside a vegan mayonnaise dip.
Sweet Potato Paratha
Aloo parathas but better; this healthy-but-tasty recipe is sure to be an instant hit with your kids. Boil and mash sweet potatoes, add in spices like red chilli powder, a pinch of garam masala, coriander powder and roll the ingredients into hot parathas. Enjoy with curd or achaar.
Sweet Potato Pops
Now here's a party appetiser we can get behind— a lip-smacking recipe, these sweet potato pops are inspired by Thai flavours and has lemongrass, basil and dried chillies. Blitz the spices together, mash them up with boiled sweet potatoes, deep fry the batter and there you have it; the perfect homemade party snack.
Sweet Potato Rava Tikki
Craving something sweet and sour? Try our sweet potato rava tikki recipe now. This crunchy sweet potato chaat is stuffed with cheese and generously layered with sauces like tandoori mayonnaise, mint chutney and a tangy tamarind sauce. It's a total keeper.
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