Thai-Style Baked Seasoned Sweet Potatoes and Purple Yams

Thai-Style Baked Seasoned Sweet Potatoes and Purple Yams

In Thailand and other Southeast-Asian countries, in addition to regular sweet potato, purple yams are popular. Discover a Thai style dish that uses both.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Step 2

    Place chopped vegetables in a flat casserole dish, such as you would use for lasagna. Pour the coconut oil over, then sprinkle with the cumin seeds , ground cumin, and cayenne pepper. Toss well to mix.
  3. Step 3

    Add 3 tablespoons water and place dish in the oven to bake for 45 minutes.
  4. Step 4

    When vegetables are soft, remove from the oven. Leaving them in the baking dish, add the butter (if using) and drizzle over the syrup. Top with salt and pepper and toss well.
  5. Step 5

    Do a taste-test, adding more salt if desired. Add more syrup if you prefer them sweeter. If it's too sweet or too salty, add a squeeze of lemon juice.
  6. Step 6

    Garnish with the coriander and chili (if using), and ENJOY!