Sweet potato fritters with apple raita dip

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These sweet potato fritters are easy to make, and have a touch of ginger and coconut. Serve them with a soya-yoghurt raita dip, made with sweet apples and cinnamon, for a perfectly tasty appetizer.

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


Servings: 5

For the fritters:

  • 400 g
    sweet potatoes
  • 2
    spring onions
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    coriander powder
  • 5 tbsp
  • 1 pinch
    chili powder more to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 3 tsp
    refined coconut oil

For the raita:

  • 1
  • 300 g
    soy yogurt
  • ½
    lemon juice and zest
  • 1 pinch
  • 1 pinch

To serve:

  • fresh coriander to taste


For the fritters:

  1. Peel and grate the sweet potato and place in a bowl.

  2. Thinly slice the spring onions, finely grate the ginger, and add both to the bowl.

  3. Add the coriander powder, cornstarch, chili powder, and salt.

  4. Mix and gently massage the fritter mixture with your hands, until well combined and slightly sticky.

  5. In a medium pan, heat the coconut oil on medium-high.

  6. Add spoonfuls of the mixture to the hot oil and fry the fritters until golden on each side.

  7. Remove the fritters from the pan and place on kitchen paper to absorb the oil for a few minutes before serving.

For the raita

  1. Peel and grate the apple and put it in a bowl.

  2. Add the soy yogurt, lemon juice and zest, cinnamon, and salt, and mix well.

  3. Keep the raita chilled until serving.

To serve

  1. Serve the fritters on a platter with the apple raita and add some fresh coriander if you wish.


Coconut oil makes the fritters crispy, but another light frying oil such as sunflower oil can be used instead.

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