Baked Sweet Potato Sandwich

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Looking for a unique recipe using sweet potatoes ! Try this sweet potato sandwich with a crunchy layer of coconut, peanut and roasted gram dal as the filling ! This recipe is adapted from Chef Jyoti N Parekh’s recipe for Yam dabada

I was amazed at the different variety of sweet potato available here in the U.S, I tried the jewel variety ( copper skin and deep orange flesh) and the Japanese sweet potatoes (purple skin and butter colored flesh). Both types of potato tasted delicious !

Makes: 6 sweet potato sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 6 sweet potatoes
  • 3/4 cup grated coconut
  • 3/4 cup coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup dalia (roasted gram dal), ground
  • 1/4 cup peanuts, roasted and ground to a coarse powder
  • 2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste
  • Salt and sugar to taste
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 tbsp oil to smear on the potatoes before baking

Method

  • Wash the sweet potatoes well and steam in a rice cooker or pressure cooker
  • Peel the skin and cut each sweet potato into 2 equal pieces, so that you have 12 pieces in all
  • Apply oil on both sides of the sweet potato pieces
  • Mix all the ingredients for the stuffing and divide into 6 equal portions
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  • Place the stuffing between 2 sweet potato halves and press well to form a nice sandwich
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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Arrange the sweet potato pieces on a baking tray and bake for 30-40 minutes, turning the pieces mid way until the top of the sweet potato is slightly brown and roasted

Serve hot and enjoy 🙂

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