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oven roasted sweet potatoes recipe | perfect roasted sweet potatoes | Indian style shakarkand snack | healthy crispy baked sweet potatoes is a non-fried snack which can be enjoyed at any time of the day. Learn how to make perfect roasted sweet potatoes.

To make oven roasted sweet potatoes, wash the sweet potatoes well, cut each sweet potato into 8 equal pieces using a sharp knife. Transfer the sweet potato pieces into a deep bowl, add all the other ingredients, except the lemon juice and gently toss them. Place them on a lined baking tray and spread them evenly. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200ºc (400ºf) for 15 minutes. Squeeze lemon juice on top and serve immediately.

Sweet potatoes, which are naturally gifted with a pleasant taste and mouth-feel, are ideal to serve as a snack! While there are many ways to enjoy this yummy veggie, the perfect roasted sweet potatoes are especially tasty and aromatic.

Here, the sweet potatoes are cut into long wedges, laced with spices and roasted in the oven for a while till they obtain a perfect texture, which is both soft and crisp to make Indian style shakarkand snack. A squeeze of lemon boosts the taste of this snack to a great extent, making it truly irresistible. This snack is really easy to make, and is best enjoyed fresh out of the oven!

Sweet potatoes are a good source of vitamin C and though some amount will be lost in baking, it helps to build our immunity and ability to fight diseases. These healthy crispy baked sweet potatoes can benefit weight watchers if had in a restricted amount occasionally, as sweet potatoes are also a good source of carbs. It is a good source of fibre which can keep you full for hours and avoid bingeing on unhealthy snacks. Heart patients too can benefit from this healthy snack by including a small portion size at snack time.

Tips for oven roasted sweet potatoes. 1. Cut the sweet potatoes into thick wedges to enjoy its crispy texture. 2. We have not peeled the sweet potato here as much of the fibre lies just beneath the skin. 3. Serve immediately to enjoy its texture.

You can also try other baked snacks like the Baked Potato Salad or Baked Vada Pav.

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Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Shakarkand Snack recipe - How to make Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Shakarkand Snack

Preparation Time:    Baking Time:  20 minutes   Baking Temperature:  200°C (400°F).   Cooking Time:    Total Time:     3Makes 3 servings
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Ingredients

For Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes
4 medium sweet potato (shakarkand) , unpeeled
1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp dry red chilli flakes (paprika)
salt and to taste
1 tsp lemon juice
Method

For oven roasted sweet potatoes

    For oven roasted sweet potatoes
  1. To make oven roasted sweet potatoes, wash the sweet potatoes well, cut each sweet potato into 8 equal pieces using a sharp knife.
  2. Transfer the sweet potato pieces into a deep bowl, add all the other ingredients, except the lemon juice and gently toss them.
  3. Place them on a lined baking tray and spread them evenly.
  4. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200ºc (400ºf) for 15 minutes.
  5. Squeeze lemon juice on top and serve immediately.

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    For oven roasted sweet potato

    1. To make oven roasted sweet potatoes recipe | perfect roasted sweet potatoes | Indian style shakarkand snack | crispy baked sweet potatoes, we need whole sweet potatoes. Sweet potatoes popularly known as shakarkand or shakariya in India is a naturally sweet root vegetable. Choose sweet potatoes that are firm and do not have any cracks, bruises or soft spots. 
    2. Wash the sweet potatoes well and clean it with a kitchen towel. Sweet potatoes helps build immune cells (WBC) thus forming a line of defence against all types of infections. Sweet Potato Aids in Weight Loss. ½ cup of sweet potatoes gives you a handsome amount of fiber (2.9 g). This much fiber for a snack is enough to keep you full for hours and avoid bingeing on unhealthy snacks. Almost nil fat is an added benefit for weight watchers. But it should not be fried and not be eaten in huge quantities daily as it has carbs too. Read 9 super benefits of sweet potatoes
    3. Cut each sweet potato into 8 equal thick pieces (wedges) vertically using a sharp knife. You will get 32 pieces in all. We have not peeled the sweet potato here as much of the fibre lies just beneath the skin. 
    4. Transfer the sweet potato pieces into a deep bowl. 
    5. Add 1½ tbsp of olive oil for crispy baked sweet potatoes. Olive oil is a strong antioxidant and good for heart. Also its has anti inflammation properties. This is one of the healthiest oil you can opt for. It has around 77% of MUFA. Olive oil, especially the extra virgin olive oil, is unrefined oil in its natural state and free of chemicals. Moreover, olive oil also possess polyphenols – a type of antioxidant which protects body cells and maintains heart health as well. Note that its a fat at the end of the day so don't consume too much. Read the super article of  which oil is the healthiest, avoid vegetable oil
    6. Add 1 tsp dry red chilli flakes. 
    7. Add salt as per taste. 
    8. Add freshly ground black pepper as per taste. 
    9. Toss all the ingredients for Indian style shakarkand snack gently. 
    10. Place them on a lined baking tray and spread them evenly. You can use an aluminium foil for lining the baking tray. This is to avoid the sweet potatoes from sticking to the tray while baking. 
    11. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200ºC (400ºF) for 15 minutes. Note that pre-heating is at the same temperature for 5 minutes. 
    12. Squeeze 1 tsp of lemon juice on top. Lemon is a very good source of Vitamin C and thus helps in the production of  white blood cells and antibodies in the blood which attacks invading microorganisms, prevents infection and builds immunity. Therefore, Lemon juice is given to prevent common cold. The ascorbic acid in lemon juice helps in absorption of iron from the food. So if you’re iron deficient or have anaemia squeeze a lemon on iron rich recipes. See detailed benefits of lemon, lemon juice.
    13. Serve oven roasted sweet potatoes immediately.

    Health Benefits of oven roasted sweet potatoes

    1. Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes – a high fibre snack.
    2. The fibre from the sweet potatoes makes it a satiating snack. 
    3. The fibre also aids in weight loss and maintaining blood cholesterol levels in the body. 
    4. Its high potassium makes it a suitable snack for high blood pressure too. However, they need to use minimum quantity of salt to make this snack. 
    5. Olive oil has been in this snack as it is rich in MUFA (mono unsaturated fatty acids) and polyphenols – a type of antioxidant which protects body cells and maintains heart health as well.
    6. The vitamin C from sweet potatoes further helps strengthen our immune cells and increase our resistance power to fight bacteria and viruses. 
    7. Pregnant women can also please their taste buds with this nourishing snack.

    Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
    Energy307 cal
    Protein2.4 g
    Carbohydrates56.8 g
    Fiber7.9 g
    Fat8 g
    Cholesterol0 mg
    Sodium18.2 mg

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    Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Shakarkand Snack
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     on 17 Mar 21 08:01 PM


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    Tarla Dalal    Thanks for the feedback !!! Keep reviewing recipes and articles you loved.
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    18 Mar 21 02:45 PM
    Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Shakarkand Snack
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     on 31 Jan 20 04:56 PM


    They turned out really good, except the pieces which I had cut thin. They turned a bit crispy and chewy. I think it tastes best when the wedges are slightly thick
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    Tarla Dalal    Hi, yes its best to keep them a thick. Thank you for your feedback. Keep trying our recipes and sharing your reviews.
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    31 Jan 20 05:31 PM
    Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Shakarkand Snack
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     on 12 Feb 18 07:33 PM


    Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes, Shakarkand Snack
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     on 30 Oct 17 11:36 AM


    I love sweet potato and when roasted and made with olive oil and little spice and lemon juice is just an awesome and a filling snack...really loved it...