Curried Sweet Potato Pancakes Recipe

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Ilse Published: April 24, 2021 Modified: June 11, 2021

How To Make Curried Sweet Potato Pancakes

Sweet potato pancakes are warmly spiced with cayenne, ginger, cumin, and curry. This is a great savory alternative to your usual pancakes.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



  • 1lbsweet potatoes,peeled
  • ½cupall purpose flour
  • 1tbsplight brown sugar
  • 1tspbaking powder
  • ¼tspscant cayenne pepper
  • 2tspcurry powder
  • 1tspcumin
  • 1tspground ginger
  • 1tspsalt
  • 2scallions
  • 2largeeggs,beaten
  • 4tbspmilk
  • peanut oil,for frying
  • applesauce,optional for serving


  1. Coarsely grate sweet potatoes in a food processor. Set aside.

  2. Combine flour, brown sugar, baking powder, cayenne, curry powder, cumin, ginger, and salt in medium bowl and mix well. Add scallions, eggs, 4 tablespoons milk and sweet potatoes and stir to combine. Batter should be moist but not runny; if too stiff, add a tablespoon more milk at a time until consistency is right.

  3. Line a baking sheet with several paper towels and set next to stove. Heat ¼-inch of oil in large nonstick skillet until barely smoking.

  4. Drop heaping tablespoons in oil and flatten with back of spoon. Fry over medium-high heat several minutes on each side until golden.

  5. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately. Serve with applesauce if desired.


  • Calories: 60.01kcal
  • Fat: 1.47g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.39g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 0.59g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.36g
  • Carbohydrates: 9.97g
  • Fiber: 1.18g
  • Sugar: 2.02g
  • Protein: 1.86g
  • Cholesterol: 23.63mg
  • Sodium: 107.28mg
  • Calcium: 42.56mg
  • Potassium: 126.57mg
  • Iron: 0.69mg
  • Vitamin A: 214.33µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.07mg
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