Healthy Sweet Potatoes Recipes

Alpa Momaya

April 1, 2022

Interestingly, some of the best recipes that feature this versatile produce – which can be boiled, baked or even sautéed – are savoury, as a little bit of heat best brings out its sweet-spicy flavour.

shakarkandi tikki

#1 Sweet Potato Tikki

4.50 from 2 votes
Course Snack
Servings 5 tikkis


  • 3 medium-sized sweet potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed
  • 1 onion, finely-chopped
  • 1 green chilli, finely-chopped
  • A handful of coriander leaves (hara dhania), chopped
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp gram flour (besan)
  • 1 tsp rice flour
  • Salt to taste
  • Olive oil for basting


  • Mix the mashed sweet potato with onions, coriander leaves and green chilli.
  • Add salt, chilli powder and flour to prepare the dough.
  • Form small tikkis (the size of your palm) of medium thickness with the dough.
  • Brush with olive oil and grill on a flat-based pan until golden brown.
  • Serve hot with green chutney.
Keyword sweet potato, tikki
sweet potato sweet dish

#2 Potatoes – Shakarkandi Kheer

The best part of using sweet potato to make kheer is that you don’t need to use sugar. In this recipe, dates provide additional sweetness.
4.50 from 2 votes
Course Dessert
Servings 1 cup


  • 3/4 cup sweet potato, peeled and grated
  • 3 cup low-fat milk
  • 8 dates, soaked in ¼ cup of hot milk for 15 minutes and ground to a paste
  • 10 almonds, soaked in warm water, peeled and ground to a paste
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom (elaichi) powder
  • 5-6 cashews
  • 10 raisins


  • Heat the milk and bring it to a boil. Add grated sweet potato and let it cook while stirring constantly to ensure it doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Once the milk has reduced slightly, check if the sweet potato is cooked (it should feel soft).
  • Once cooked, add almond paste and cook for a few more minutes.
  • Add cardamom powder, dates, cashews and raisins. Mix well and remove from heat.
  • Let it cool and then refrigerate.
  • Serve chilled.
Keyword kheer, sweet potato
Shakarkandi chaat

#3 Sweet Potato Chaat

This one’s a great evening snack recipe.
4.50 from 2 votes
Course Snack


  • 2 cups sweet potato, boiled, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (kali mirch) powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin (jeera) powder
  • Red chilli powder to taste
  • Dry mango (amchur) powder to taste
  • Chaat masala powder to taste
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • A handful of coriander leaves (hara dhania), for garnish
  • Salt to taste


  • Add all the ingredients, except lemon juice, to a large bowl and mix
  • Drizzle lemon juice over the ingredients and mix again
  • Garnish with coriander leaves and serve
Keyword chat, sweet potatao
Sweet Potato and Quinoa salad

#4 Sweet Potato and Quinoa

4.50 from 2 votes
Course Snack
Servings 1 cup


  • 1 cup sweet potato cooked, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup coconut, shredded
  • 1 onion, finely-chopped
  • 1 cup quinoa, cooked
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat oil in a kadhai. Add bay leaves and onion, and fry till the onion is translucent.
  • Add pepper, chilli powder, sweet potato and coconut.
  • Fry all the ingredients till the aroma of the coconut kicks-in
  • Add raisins and cashews
  • Fry till the cashews brown.
  • Add the cooked quinoa and mix well.
  • Cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes
  • Serve hot
Keyword quinoa, sweet potato

About the Author

As the holder of a Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics from the University of Mumbai, Alpa Momaya has always understood the value of good nutrition in an individual's life. She is a Registered Nutritional Practitioner (Canada) with over 15 years of experience in the field. Specializing in Clinical Nutrition, Pre & Post Natal Diets, and Weight Management, Alpa found her calling as a Sr. Nutritionist with HealthifyMe. Alpa's love for cooking and good nutrition has seen her contribute several recipes to the HealthifyMe database over the years. Additionally, she takes a keen interest in reading and painting.

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