Sweet potato aka shakarkandi is a healthy option to add to one’s diet, regardless of the season, since it is loaded with fibre and nutrients, including beta-carotene, vitamins A and C, and antioxidants. From facilitating weight loss to giving us sharp vision, glowing skin and better immunity, this superfood does much more than we expect. With its earthy, sweet flavour, this root vegetable makes eating a pleasure. For our weekly superfood recipe booklet, we’re here with a list of ideas to add to your repertoire, if you’re planning to cook a sweet potato.
Bored of the regular poha (flattened rice) and chai combo for breakfast? Add a twist to it (and a couple of extra layers of flavour) with this delicious recipe featuring poha covered sweet potatoes, with sweet potato chips. For those concerned about the time that will go in making it, rest assured it won’t take more than 30 minutes.
Here’s one of those recipes that can help you make the breakfast omelet less boring. Chef Gurdip Kohli Punj adds a generous amount of sliced sweet potatoes, thin strips of yellow and green peppers, onions, and fresh cream to the eggs to make a colourful frittata. Just FYI, this can even be the hero of last-minute brunch parties.
A quick and simple starter recipe, the Sweet Potato and Radish with Soy Glaze is basically sautéed sweet potatoes and radish with chopped ginger, garlic, spring onion, and chillies.
In case you’re looking for a fried snack to accompany you when it's pouring outside, chef Ranveer Brar has an exciting kachori recipe with prunes chutney at the side. You can even prepare this on a regular day to impress your loved ones.
For some more healthy options, here’s chef Brar’s unique twist to the usual aloo tikki. Sweet potatoes (boiled and mashed), kasundi (mustard), all-purpose flour, and a starfruit – that’s all you need to prepare this recipe at home. Instead of frying the tikkis, he poaches them in boiling water and then tosses it in some oil with spring onions, garlic, and cottage cheese.
Another guilt-free snack recipe, this one comes from chef Pankaj Bhadouria’s kitchen. All you need to do is grill some sweet potatoes, potatoes, and beetroots with some crushed black pepper, paprika, dried thyme, and olive oil.
Say hello to this wholesome dinner option. Chef Vicky Ratnani brings us a sweet potato and lentil soup. He spices it up with some bay leaves, paprika powder, cumin powder, coriander powder, and crushed black pepper.
Think roasted sweet potatoes with a drizzle of silky toffee over it – delicious, right? That’s exactly what this recipe is all about. What’s more interesting is the fact that chef Brar uses honey instead of the regular sugar to sweeten this dish. This is perfect for those days when you want to dig into something sweet without cheating on your diet.
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