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Sweet potatoes in Cardamom Coconut Cream Sauce

Him: Potatoes are not meant to be sweet

Me: Yes they aren’t. But they are not potatoes, but sweet potatoes.

Him: Exactly! SWEET potatoes. I don’t think that should even exist in nature. Nduma any day.

Me: Nduma is delicious,totally agree, but so are sweet potatoes. If I was a sweet potato would you still like me?

Him: I would. You would be a delicious one too! In fact, I would change into a sweet potato too, just to live with my sweet potato girl.

Me: And we’d make beautiful sweet potato spawn (laughs). So that means you like sweet potatoes?

Him: No, I like you. Even if you turned into a sweet potato, i’d still like you.

My boyfriend finds it fascinating that I remember the tiniest of moments and conversations between us. The above was one of our sweet potato arguments, which I always remember when I make sweet potatoes. Today’s recipe plays up the beautiful sweetness of this root vegetable and I hope you will like is as well :))


PREP TIME: 10 MIN          COOK TIME:  25 MIN                  SERVES:     2



2 sweet potatoes

4 cardamom seeds

1/2 a teaspoon of ginger

1/2 a cup of coconut cream

2 passion fruit

1 tablespoon of orange zest



Peel your sweet potatoes and put them to boil. Slice them into pieces that are 1/2 an inch thick and set them aside.

IN  a pan, add your coconut cream and let it simmer on low heat. Add the freshly crushed cardamom, orange zest and the ginger  and mix them in.


Add the thinly sliced sweet potatoes and let this simmer for about 5-10 minutes on low heat.


Drizzle your passion fruit over it then  serve.

This is one of my healthy guilty pleasures nowadays. The sweet potato’s inherent sweetness is beautifully brought out by the coconut cream and complimented by the ginger. The passion fruit’s acidity balances everything out and also adds a pleasant crunch to it all.


Maybe this is one recipe that will make my beau cross over to sweet potato goodness. Maybe :DD. I will make this for him soon and tell you guys about it, and I have a feeling this will finally win him over :DD


Be it for fussy children or picky adults, this is one recipe that will always be a star at you breakfast table or brunch banquet. Do give it a try!


To great food!


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  1. Yvonne

    Wow, this I should try to make. Your conversations with your boyfriend are so sweet, funny, but mostly sweet haha!

    • kaluhiskitchen

      LOL! I will publish more in the coming days :DD I hope you try this out too :))

  2. Shiro

    Lady, you are creative!!!

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Thank you <3 <3 <3

  3. Cheptoo Cece

    Hahaha – Very weird conversation but It’s kind of a topic my “My beau and I would have too.
    If you can describe the taste of this dish, what would that be??

    • kaluhiskitchen

      I would decribe it as nutty luxurious sweetness. Thats the best I could come up with LOL! But do try it out and let me w=know what you would describe it as :))

  4. Lydia

    I will try this for my son on my off day then tell you how it goes. I hope he likes. He’s very hard to please, hehe.
    Love what you’re doing here.

    • kaluhiskitchen


  5. Nasi

    Hi there, I I can’t believe I just now, discovered your site…where have I been?? smh. anyhu, I want to make this, but I have no clue what to make it with…was it a dessert/snack?

    • kaluhiskitchen

      Ypu can have it as a dessert or a snack. Whichever you feel like truly, no rules 🙂

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