Spiced hasselback sweet potatoes. Give humble sweet potatoes an artistic makeover with this hasselback technique. Sprinkled with spiced dry rub and baked until tender, these sweet potatoes are totally addicting and delicious. Serve them hot with cooling garlic yogurt sauce.
Hasselback, in simple terms, is the technique of making a series of cuts on a vegetable (usually potatoes) to create a visual appeal. This technique was first introduced by a restaurant in Sweden called hasselbacken, and hence the name.
You might be very familiar with hasselback potatoes. But today, let’s make hasselback sweet potatoes. Surprisingly easy to make, pretty, and best of all, super delicious. What’s not to love?
Start with sweet potatoes. Look for round potatoes so they’ll look pretty once baked. Now to make the cutting process easier, place two butter knives on both sides of potatoes. Make slits using a sharp knife, and set them aside while you prepare the simple spice mix to make these sweet potatoes extra delicious.
To make the dry spice mix, combine together ground cumin, garam masala and cayenne pepper. I’ve also added kasuri methi or dried fenugreek leaves for more flavor. Kasuri methi is easily available from Indian grocery stores and is the dried form of fresh fenugreek leaves.
Sprinkle this spice mix on hasselback sweet potatoes. Don’t forget to season with salt and pepper. Pour a little oil on top. A dollop of butter will make them more delicious. And bake. Depending on the size of the potatoes, the baking time may also vary.
I really love the melt-in-mouth texture of these sweet potatoes. The spice mix just takes them to the next level. And my most favorite way to serve these delicious sweet potatoes? With burani raita. A simple classic yogurt salad highlighting the taste and flavor of garlic. Yummo!
Hasselback sweet potatoes + Burani Raita – match made in heaven!
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