Crunchy Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Crunchy Spiced Sweet Potatoes

Time: 30 mins


  • 21 ounces sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seed
  • 1 green chili, seeded and very finely diced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala


  • 1 Put the potatoes into a large pan of boiling salted water and cook for 3-4 minutes, or until almost cooked, but still a bit firm in the middle. Drain well and leave to cool.
  • 2 Heat the oil in a large frying pan. Add the potatoes and fry over a medium heat for about 5 minutes, turning from time to time until a light golden brown. Sprinkle over the cumin seeds and diced chili, and continue to fry for 3-4 minutes.
  • 3 Stir in the ground cumin, cayenne and turmeric. Fry for another 5 minutes, tossing and turning the potatoes until they build up a nice spicy crust. Season before serving, dusted with garam masala.
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