Mashed Sweet Potato with a Twist

By shahdan • April 8, 2015

4 servings
30 min
Mashed Sweet Potato with a Twist

Bored of the daily rice, pasta and mashed potatoes? This side dish will wow your family and friends and will have everyone asking how you did it! The sweet earthy flavour of sweet potatoes with the tanginess of ginger, and the freshness of coconut cream aroma, make this dish simply irresistible!  The cooking time is long, because the sweet potatoes need their time to roast in the oven.  But the hands-on time for this special side dish, will not exceed 10 minutes!


  • 2 kg sweet potato - بطاطا
  • 1 can coconut cream - كريمة جوز الهند
  • 1 piece fresh ginger around 2 cm piece or to taste - جنزبيل
  • to taste black pepper - فلفل أسود

Step by step

  1. Wash the sweet potatoes and bake in a hot oven for 60- 90 minutes until nice and soft.
  2. Use your hands to peel the sweet potatoes and mash the inside in a bowl using a masher or a fork.
  3. Heat the coconut cream in a pot, and stir in the sliced fresh ginger and let it boil with the cream on a low heat.
  4. Using a sieve, stir in the ginger flavoured coconut cream over the sweet potato mash.
  5. Adjust the flavour with freshly cracked black pepper and serve with your favourite protein.


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