August 23, 2017

Baked spicy sweet potato - Baked genasu - Kananga recipe

Baked spicy sweet potato in a serving plate
Baked spicy sweet potato recipe - This is a simple, tasty and easy to prepare oven baked dish. This is a perfect snack for us when we do not like to eat steamed sweet potatoes or any other dish made out of it. Keeping in view the taste in mind, I have used very little spice powder which goes very well in this dish. As the outer skin is nutritious and it gives crunch to the dish after baking,  

I have not peeled the outer skin of the sweet potato. If you do not like it you can peel the skin very easily with the help of peeler and then bake it after applying spice powder as per your liking. I have just sprinkled small amount of spice powder to make it less spicy. 

When we like to have spicy slices, I apply more spice powder along with some oil, so that a uniform coating of spice powder is on the sweet potato slices. If you like potatoes, sweet potato can be replaced by potato and the dish can be prepared in a similar manner. 

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Baked Spicy Sweet Potato Recipe
Baked spicy sweet potato in a serving plate
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Recipe type : Snacks
Cuisine : Indian
Yield : 6 - 7 slices
Author : Vidya Chandrahas

  • 1/2 kilogram sweet potato
  • Oil as required
For the Spice Powder
  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1/4 tsp asafoetida powder / hing
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds powder / jeera powder
  • A generous pinch of amchur powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • Oil as required
  1. Preheat the oven at 180 degree Celsius for 10 minutes. 
  2. Combine all the ingredients mentioned under "for the spice powder" and mix well
  3. You can add some oil to make a thick paste to coat on the slices.
  4. Clean and wash the sweet potato. Pat to dry with a kitchen towel. 
  5. Peel the skin if you like it. Cut it into thin slices and set aside
  6. Brush the oil on both sides of the sweet potato slices. 
  7. Sprinkle above prepared spice powder on the slices and pat with the fingers. 
  8. Grease the oven tray with oil. Place the above prepared slices on it.
  9. Bake them at 180 degree Celsius for 20 minutes.
  10. When it is done, rest in the oven for 5 minutes.
  11. Serve the baked spicy sweet potato with tea or coffee.
Baked spicy sweet potato - step by step pictures

1.  Clean and wash the sweet potato. Pat to dry with a kitchen towel.
sweet potato
2.  Put chilli powder, cumin powder, asafoetida, amchur powder and black pepper powder in a bowl.
ingredients to make masala powder
3.  Mix till all the ingredients combine well.
mix ingredients to make masala powder
4.  Cut the sweet potato into medium thick slices.
cut the sweet potato into slices
5.  Grease the tray and sweet potato slices with oil.
place the sweet potato on greased tray
6.  Sprinkle spice powder on the slices.  Flip and sprinkle spice powder on the other side of the slices.
sprinkle masala powder on the sweet potato slices
7.  Preheat the oven at 180 degree Celsius for 10 minutes. Then bake the slices at 180 degree Celsius for 20 minutes.
baka the sweet potato
8.  Rest in the oven for 5 minutes. Then Serve the baked spicy sweet potato slices with tea or coffee.
spicy sweet potato is ready to serve


  1. Nice idea,thanks for sharing

  2. Baking sweetpotato in oven is new to me.. that too with spice powder. This is a must try recipe. So easy and sounds so delicious


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