Bengali Potatoes

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"From Cook Smart Vegetarian, looks good and saving here till I can get to try. Sounds great for diabetics as it uses sweet potatoe. Wikepedia describe panch phoron as equal amounts of fenugreek, nigella seeds, mustard seeds, fennel and cumin."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (243.8 g)
  • Calories 250.1
  • Total Fat - 14 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg
  • Sodium - 21.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 28.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 5.9 g
  • Sugars - 1.7 g
  • Protein - 5.5 g
  • Calcium - 77.2 mg
  • Iron - 6.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 25.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step 1

Boil sweet potatoes until soft.

Step 2

Heat a wok, add the oil and stir fry the panch phoran for 1 minute and then add the garlic and stir fry for another minute.

Step 3

Now add the onion and stir fry for 5 minutes.

Step 4

Add the sweet potatoes and coriander and stir fry until all the ingredients are well blended and heated through.

Step 5

Season with salt if desired and serve immediately.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Susie D

Different and tasty! I like sweet potatoes in almost every format other than sweet so was happy I found this recipe. Phoron is new to me so I was delighted you provided a homemade option. I served with Bea's Spicy Tilapia and a green salad. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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(25 Sep 2016)

Daily Inspiration

Absolutely delicious! The flavors are really wonderful and this is a great way to make sweet potatoes. Definitely a keeper and a recipe I will make often. Nancy : )

(12 Nov 2014)