Thursday, November 3, 2022

Stovetop Spicy Sweet Potatoes

These are delicious, vegan sweet potatoes that cane be made quickly on the stovetop. The sweet and spicy flavor combinations in this curry makes this just out of the world. This is a great Thanksgiving side as well as a great one to make any day.

This is one of the sweet potato curry that I enjoyed as a child. The sweet and spicy flavors are awesome together. The mustard and the asafetida give added flavor making a delicious medley of flavors. This can be served as a great side. This pairs well with any meal plan. With cooked grains or flatbreads, this makes a meal complete with tons of flavors and nutrition. I make this curry often as a side, and these cutlets are also a great option for starters or snacks.

Holidays are the time when the oven is working on full swing mode. The oven is needed for everything on the menu from appetizer to dessert. A recipe that is easy to make when the oven is overworking would be a blessing. This stovetop sweet potatoes are easy and quick to make. This would be loved by everyone and the cayenne can be adjusted to suit your taste palette. Make it for this holiday season and this will be on your menu always, even for a regular day.

Welcome to Holiday Side Dish Week 2022 hosted by Heather from Hezzi-D's Books and Cooks. This year we have over 45 side dishes to help you plan your holiday meals.

Here are some delicious holiday sides:


Sweet potato - 350 g, 1/2-in quartered chunks
Salt - 3/4 tsp
Cayenne - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric - 1/8 tsp
Oil - 2-3 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Split urad dal - 1/2 tsp
Asafetida - 1/8 tsp


Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds  and when it splutters add the split urad dal followed by asafetida. Fry for 30 seconds.

Add the sweet potato chunks, mix, cook covered for 3-4 minutes.

Add salt, turmeric, and cayenne, mix, cook covered for 2-3 minutes.

Cook uncovered for 2-3 minutes until it crisps a little.

Transfer to a bowl. Serve as a side.

Friday Holiday Side Dish Recipes:


  1. Great side dish without taking up the room we need in the oven. These could probably be made in an instant pot as well, freeing up stove space.

  2. Love that you make these in a skillet!

  3. Definitely these would be a hit at my holiday table.

  4. Sounds like such a flavorful way to make sweet potatoes!

  5. These sounds delicious and what a great way to serve sweet potatoes

  6. Thanks so much for this stove top recipe! So true that the oven is a busy area on holiday mornings!! Love the use of curry, I think I could eat these as a side dish every day!! :)