Garam Masala is an Indian spice blend, varying in ingredients by region and apparently a closely guarded secret for many families. You can buy the spice blend at Indian stores or, make your own, or if you’re lucky, sometimes you can find it in specialty food stores. I have included a Punjabi recipe, as this spice blend most resembled the Garam Masala I used.
Garam Masala Blackened Sweet Potato can be served at a side dish, or on a Spiced and Seasoned Roasted Veggie Platter as an appetizer or small bite.
sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
kosher salt to taste
Garam Masala (ground in a spice grinder)
coriander seeds or 1 1/2 tablespoon ground coriander
cumin seeds or 2 1/2 teaspoons ground
whole cloves or 3/4 teaspoon ground
whole black pepper corns or 1/2 teaspoon ground
of 3" cinnamon sticks broken up or 1 1/2 teaspoon ground
bay leaves broken up or 3/4 teaspoon ground bay leaf
Units: Metric US Imperial
Gather all ingredients before starting recipe.
Peel sweet potatoes and cut into 1" chunks.
Combine Garam Masala, olive oil and kosher salt and pour over the sweet potato chunks in a deep mixing bowl.
Bake for 25-30 minutes in a pre-heated oven. Check after 15 minutes and turn the sweet potato chunks. They are done when they are fork tender.