Saturday, 1 March 2014

Thai Chilli Sweet Potato -Potluck Party

28th of the month is usually booked for the second stage of Potluck Party- ie; to recreate the dish posted by one other participant on 10th of this month. The food I got to experiment is Rachna's Thai Chilli Sweet potato.  I don't know whether you all have noticed that I never posted any Thai recipes till now. Yes, you are right. I'm not a fan of Thai food and I hate their jasmine rice, sweety, spicy, coconuty curries and everything. I tried it once or twice before and I hated it. But when I got this as an assignment and I read her post, I thought I would give it a chance. After all, it's my kitchen and I can play around with spices na?, shhh!! ;)

But believe me guys, I didn't have to change much. This was delicious and all thanks to both Rachna & Jagruti because of whom I tried something new in my kitchen.  I made it dry as I was having it with pasta; but you can make it with gravy by adding coconut milk to pair with rice/roti. 

This recipe is versatile- it can be cooked as a starter or a main-dish. I think you can make this with potato too.

Makes for 2-3 people
1 medium sized sweet potato, about 250-300g 
1 tsp palm sugar / brown sugar
1/4 cup Thai chilli sauce
2-3 tbsp shredded coconut
1 medium sized onion, roughly chopped.
1 tsp soy sauce
1 tsp lemon juice / 1-2 kaffir lime leaves
5-6 basil leaves, roughly chopped 
1cup coconut milk- optional
1 tsp chilli flakes / ground red chillies
3 tbsp oil
salt to taste 

1. Peel the sweet potato and make medium sized cubes. Wash them and pat them dry.
2. Heat oil in a deep pan and stir in the potato cubes. Add salt and mix well.
3. Cover the pan and cook on medium to slow heat. Add 1-2 tbsp water if required.
4. In the meantime, mix shredded coconut, Thai chilli sauce and chopped onions and grind them into a paste in a mixer.
5. Once the potato are golden and cooked, add the paste and mix thoroughly.
6. Now add chilli flakes or ground red chillies and mix well.
7. Cook for 4-5 minutes. Add chopped basil leaves and mix.
8. Remove from heat and serve hot.
9. If serving with rice as a main dish, add the coconut milk. Serve hot with steaming basmati rice.


  1. wow..looks so yummy and tempting

  2. wow..looks so yummy and tempting

  3. looks really good... i'm sure this would go so well with chapathis... bookmarked!

  4. my boys love anything with potatoes.. this looks delectable!thanks for sharing..

  5. This looks delicious and spicy and first time here