Baked Sweet Potatoes and Yams Recipe

Baked Sweet Potatoes And Yam Recipe


Serves 2-4

Ingredients (Buy locally grown organic ingredients, if possible)

3 large sweet potatoes

1 large yam

1 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera), freshly powdered

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon dried red chilli flakes

1/2 teaspoon rock salt (saindhav salt), available at Indian stores

1 Tablespoon ghee, more as needed (make organic ghee at home)



1. Wash and peel the sweet potatoes and yams. Cut them into medium sized pieces and place the cut pieces in the mixing bowl.

2. Add cumin powder, garlic powder, chilli flakes, salt and the ghee. Mix it well. Cover and keep it aside for approximately 3-4 hours.

3. Transfer the contents of mixing bowl to a large baking dish. Preheat oven to 400F and bake until just tender, approximately 50 minutes. After first 20-30 minutes of baking, check and turn the sweet potatoes over to expose the pieces from the bottom of the baking dish and bake until soft. Enjoy.



Choose firm sweet potatoes and yams with smooth, unblemished skin. Don’t cut them too thin else they will burn easily. According to Ayurveda, grounding root vegetables are great for winter season.

Recipe inspired by Reina Menezes


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About Preeti Gupta

Preeti Gupta is a classically trained Ayurvedic Practitioner practicing in the Bay area. She provides personalized Ayurvedic counseling sessions and monthly group wellness events that focus on balanced diet, healthy nutrition, natural detoxification, rejuvenation and disease prevention. She is passionate about using food as a medicine, and she looks forward to being part of your Ayurvedic journey soon!