Wishing all my readers and friends a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Hope everybody’s turkey is brined already and only roasting/frying part is left. Dinner rolls, casseroles, sides, desserts are getting ready to going into the oven. Once they come out of oven, the house is going to smells with nice aroma and warmth of friends and family make it awesome experience.
I am thankful to God that he gave me my prince this year, and my princess started going to mother’s day out. Every day she brings some smile on my face with her art work and craft that she does in the school. When I going to pick her up she tells the stories that she did this and that. I am thankful of all my friends who encourage and helped me through difficult time. I am thankful to hubby for making me feel like most beautiful woman in the world. I am thankful to my readers of blog for inspiring me to cook and also read my everyday ramblings.
I am also thankful to all the Soldiers and their families who have served and are currently serving in the war. I have worked at the Veteran’s Hospital and seen firsthand their injuries and the emotional scars that they have. I also wish them a safe and Very Happy Thanksgiving.
I am thankful to God for all the happiness that He has given us and hope that He continues to protect and guide us.
For my Indian and other countries friends, Thanksgiving, is holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November in the United States. Main attraction of thanks giving is dinner or lunch. Some will have it as lunch and other will have it as dinner. Roasted Turkey will be main dish with bread stuffing along with gravy, cranberry sauce and casseroles. Dessert will be a pumpkin pie, pecan pie, sweet potato pie etc. I have tried everything except turkey when one of friend’s families had us for a thanksgiving dinner. In the local news I saw lot people standing in line to grab pie from a store for their Thanksgiving menu.
For Thanksgiving sides are must just like the turkey. Since I didn’t make any turkey; or any dessert do to fear of sugar overload, I made some sides. I had bought few sweet potatoes thinking that boiled sweet potato can lure my prince to eat. I was utterly wrong, he is a clever guy, and he knows mama is fooling him with boiled sweet potato. After taking a bite, he turned his face away. With rest of sweet potatoes, I made this roasted spicy sweet potato. I earlier tried cooking sweet potato with my all and one spicy lentil powder. This time I want to do something not tried before. I adapted the recipe from my friend Reeni of Cinnamon Spice and everything nice. I made some change to recipe by adding garam masala and skipping black pepper.
Roasted the sweet potato with chili, garm masala and cumin powder by making a marinade of all these with salt and olive oil. Baked the sweet potato for about 35 minutes at 375F, they turned out the delicious. It turned out be highly addictive with exact balance of sweet and spiciness. If you don’t want it very spicy, reduce the amount of chili powder. Try it, and it will add zing to your thanksgiving dishes, also well for having with rice.
Here goes the recipe.
Preheat oven to 375F. Peal the skin of sweet potato, rinse with water and chop them into cubes of about 1 inch. Make marinade with spices, salt and olive oil, mix with sweet potato.
Transfer to baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and spread evenly. Roast them for about 35 minutes or until it is well done. In between turn them to get uniform roasting.
Roasted Spicy Sweet Potatoes
Adapted from Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
2 Cup Chopped Sweet potato
1/2 teaspoon Kashmiri chili powder
1/2 teaspoon Cumin Powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Garam masala
1 ½ tablespoon Olive Oil
Preheat oven to 375 F. Line baking sheet with nonstick aluminum foil and set aside.
Peel the skin of sweet potato and rinse with water and chop into cubes of 1 inch thickness.
In a small bowl add salt and spices and olive oil mix everything to form a marinade
Add the chopped sweet potatoes into marinade and using a spoon mix everything so that it gets coated well.
Transfer the sweet potatoes coated with marinade into baking sheet and bake for about 35 minutes or until it is done.
Enjoy as much you wish.
- If you don’t want spicy you can reduce the amount of chili powder.