Indian-Style Purple Potato Mash


Serving size: 4-5 | Prep time: 5-10 minutes | Cook time: 25 minutes


  • 3 large purple sweet potatoes; peeled and chopped into small cubes
  • 3-5 cloves of garlic; chopped
  • ½ shallot (or white onion); chopped
  • 8-12 curry leaves
  • ⅓ cup cilantro stem; diced
  • ½ tsp cumin seed
  • ½ tsp fenugreek seed
  • ½ tsp granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp salt (to taste)
  • 2 Tbs Ghee
  • Optional: 1 serrano chili; diced


  1. Heat large frying pan on medium-high heat and place ghee into pan.
  2. Add fenugreek, cumin, and curry leaves into heated pan. Mix for 2 minutes.
  3. Add onions, garlic, and serrano chili. Cook for 4-5 minutes until onions are translucent.
  4. Add chopped purple sweet potatoes to pan and cover with lid. Cook on high-medium heat for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Garnish with cilantro stems.
  6. Optional: If a more buttery consistency is desired, add another Tbs of ghee.

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