Sweet potatoes with maple curry yogurt
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July 21, 2013

Sweet potatoes with maple curry yogurt

The new Yotam Ottolenghi cookbook, Jerusalem, is stunning. I've made it through the first few sections and love the history of the recipes and family influence that permeates his meaningful food.

On my last visit to his restaurant in London I had an amazing salad with curried yogurt. I can't even remember what the yogurt was on top of… but I’ve not forgotten the delicious combination. The cold & fragrant yogurt on top of the warm sweet potatoes will not disappoint.

Sweet potatoes with maple curry yogurt


  • 2 sweet potatoes, skin on, cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 2 shallots, sliced lengthwise
  • olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp madras curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons chives, chopped finely
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pistachios
  • salt


Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Toss the sweet potatoes and shallots with enough olive oil to coat and put on a baking sheet. Spread out evenly. Bake for 10-15 minutes until golden. When warm, sprinkle with a little salt. Set aside.

Mix the yogurt, curry powder and maple syrup all together in a bowl.

To serve, place the sweet potatoes on a plate and spoon some of the yogurt in the middle. Top with chives and pistachios. Serve room temperature or slightly warm.

Serves 4.


  1. I once had the most incredibly curried-yogurt dressing on a chicken salad at a peaceful little cafe in Montreal. Can't wait to try this!

    1. Sam - Montreal is one of my favorite cities in the world. What cafe was it? Can't wait to visit again.

  2. it's tucked away in Verdun near the water: called Café Fraisjus. Cozy with great art, everything there was great! While you're in the area, you should also check out the Lachine Rapids, a five minute drive away for a gorgeous walk in a bird sanctuary. Won't disappoint!