Curried Sweet Potato Latkes

  • Recipe By
  • Published Dec 24th
  • Ready In55m
  • Servings6
  • Calories224
A spicy sweet potato version of a traditional Jewish favorite.

Curried Sweet Potato Latkes Ingredients

The following are the ingredients needed to make delicious Curried Sweet Potato Latkes for 6 servings:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 cups peeled, shredded sweet potato
  • 2 cups oil for frying, or as needed

Curried Sweet Potato Latkes Cooking Instructions

  • Prep45m
  • Cook10m
  • Ready In55m

To cook Curried Sweet Potato Latkes, you need about 45 minutes of preparation time. The time needed to cook this Curried Sweet Potato Latkes is about 10 minutes , and you can serve your Curried Sweet Potato Latkes within 55 minutes . The following are the steps to cook Curried Sweet Potato Latkes easily:

  1. 1 Combine flour, curry powder, white sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, cumin, salt, cayenne pepper, and black pepper in a bowl.
  2. 2 Whisk together eggs and milk in a separate bowl. Pour into flour mixture and stir until well blended and batter has no lumps. Stir in sweet potatoes until fully combined.
  3. 3 Heat enough oil to cover the bottom of a heavy skillet over medium heat. Drop batter by tablespoonfuls into hot oil, using spatula to flatten. Fry until well browned, about 3 to 5 minutes per side.
  4. 4 Drain on paper towels and serve hot.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Keep these latkes small. They don't get quite done if they're too thick.
  • Editor's Note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 224 calories; 9.6 grams of fat; 30.1 grams of carbohydrates; 5.2 grams of protein; 56 milligrams of cholesterol; 451 milligrams of sodium.

  1. Nov 16th 2017

    Well who knew anything latke could be as good as potato pancakes but...these are mighty fine! I was not sure what purpose the white sugar had so I omitted it adjusted cayenne to my own tast ...

  2. Jun 16th 2017

    These are absolutely delicious! I make these as written and they turned out perfect. I wasn't sure about putting curry powder and cumin in sweet potatoes, but it was just the right amount ...

  3. Apr 6th 2017

    Awesome! Wouldn't change a thing.

  4. Nov 22nd 2016

    Tasted great! I accidentally added an extra 1/4 tsp of cayenne but it turned out well, with the added kick! 3-5 minutes per side was too long for me, they start to burn rather quickly and do ...

  5. Nov 10th 2015

    Made exactly as written. Delicious.

  6. Apr 8th 2015

    Spicy, sweet, and crispy! 6 stars! Highly recommended!

  7. Dec 23rd 2014

    loved it! followed the recipe. was looking for variety from the usual sweet potato latkes. loved the curry!

  8. Jul 20th 2014

    Easy peasy and delicious , sweet potato could have done with a little more cooking. Great comfort food for a cold winters day!

  9. May 19th 2014

    These are DELICIOUS! Made exactly as written (aside from halving the recipe) and would not change a thing...really great flavor! I served these w/ sour cream, but they really didn't need any ...