Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Boil sweet potatoes until soft.
  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.
  3. Now add the onion and stir fry for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the sweet potatoes and coriander and stir fry until all the ingredients are well blended and heated through.
  5. Season with salt if desired and serve immediately.


Most Helpful

I made this tonight with half sweet potato and half diced chat potatoes. I concocted my own panch phoron and added my home grown coriander and a bit extra sea salt. It smelled and tasted excellent.

katew April 17, 2012

I totally agree with the previous reviewer...... the spice mixture (panch phoron) makes this fabulous!!! I made my own panch phoron using your instructions in the recipe intro. It's one of the finest spice mixtures I've ever tasted and goes so well with the sweet potatoes, onions, garlic and cilantro. I can tell that I'll be making this often. I'm in love! Thanx for posting!

*Parsley* February 01, 2009

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