Indian Sweet Potato Latkes

Happy Chanukah!!!!

I can’t believe it’s Chanukah. So excited to celebrate this special time with all of you.

Here’s a little something different for your Chanukah table. It’s the first night, so you may not be all potato-latked out…yet.

But if you do get your fill, or you just want to be daring and try something new, then this recipe is for you.

These latkes originally appeared in a newsletter I wrote a few years ago called “Latkes From Around the World.” Of all the different ethnic latke combos, these babies stole the show!  The natural sweetness of the sweet potato pairs up with the savory oil, curry, cumin and tumeric. The combination of the tastes is just magic!

Enjoy! If you make the latkes, please leave me a comment and let me know how they turned out!!!

Wishing you and your families a Chanukah filled with light, joy and miracles!


Indian Sweet Potato Latkes

Prep Time: 15 minutes

20 minutes


  • 2 1/2 lbs. sweet potatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. curry
  • 1/2 tsp. tumeric
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • Pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for frying


  • Shred sweet potatoes and onions in a food processor or grate by hand. Put in a large bowl.
  • Mix in all the other ingredients.
  • Add 2 Tbsp. olive oil to a frying pan. Heat until oil is very hot. Drop large tablespoons of batter into the pan. Flatten until thin. When bottoms are golden brown, flip and brown the other side. Remove pancakes onto a paper towel-lined plate. Repeat until all the batter has been used. Serve immediately.
  • For an nice extra, serve with applesauce or plain Greek yogurt (a healthier alternative to sour cream that tastes just as good!).

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