What twist do you add to a regular mashed potatoes? This week, we had our cooking session at my Australian friend's place. His place has a large pantry of Indian spices so I wanted to make a dish with a twist of Indian flavors. A great healthy side dish is mashed sweet potatoes which go well with any rich and creamy main dish. I love dishes that every bite tastes something different, this is one of them which consists of a blend of vanilla, cinnamon, cardamon and cayenne pepper.
The main dish shown in the presentation picture will be my next recipe. Can you figure it out? Here's a hint: it is a French comfort dish from the Savoie region which involves using reblochon cheese.
Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins
5 medium-sized sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
2 tbsp butter
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp honey
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp cardamon
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
Salt to taste
1. Place sweet potatoes in a large pot. Fill it up with enough water and add about 1 tbsp of salt. Boil potatoes until tender.
2. Drain, and bring back potatoes to pot. Turn heat to low until most of the water is evaporated. Add butter, milk, vanilla and honey to potatoes. Mash potatoes until all ingredients are well mixed.
4. Add sugar mix to potatoes until incorporated and smooth. Add salt to taste. Serve.