Moroccan sweet potato starter with raisins or sultanas

Moroccan sweet potatoes with sultanas

Moroccan sweet potatoes with sultanas is vegan and vegetarian cooked salad. preferably eaten warm or freshly cooked.

Moroccan sweet potato starter with raisins or sultanas
Moroccan sweet potato starter with raisins or sultanas. Credit @Nada Kiffa

I also didn’t like okra because of its slimy inside but that’s over, only within limits I’m afraid. Nothing wrong with that vegetable except its sliminess, but passed that, it’s nice, especially when you spice it up properly.

Last in the list was sweet potatoes. I was the only one not really into it but I could see my sisters finishing the sweet potato cooked salads with the speed of light..

Now, a few years forward and with a different mature palate, I suggest you try sweet potatoes cooked the Moroccan style.

Ingredients
Serves 3 to 4 
Prep: 5 min – Cooking: 25 min

1st set of ingredients

  • 2 medium-size sweet potatoes
  • 40 g of dried raisins or sultanas (pre-soaked for 30 min in water)
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tsp of ground ginger
  • 1/2 of sweet Ras El hanout
  • 1/2 tsp of turmeric
  • Salt to taste

2nd set of ingredients

  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon
  • 1 tbps of honey or sugar
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
Another type of sweet potatoes cooked with raisins or sultanas. Credit @Nada Kiffa
Another type of sweet potatoes cooked with raisins or sultanas. Credit @Nada Kiffa

Preparation

Peel and dice the sweet potatoes into small cubes.

Place an adequate cooking pot over medium heat and add in the 1st set of ingredients. Cover with water to 2/3 and cover the pot. Simmer for about 25 min. Stir a couple of times and check if the pot needs water.

Add the second set of ingredients and gently stir. Caramelize for a few minutes and adjust the seasoning.

This cooked salad should not be too sweet but you could add more honey if you feel like.

Serve warm or at least at room temperature, never cold from the fridge.

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