Oh Sweet Potato

Nothing beats local food and I love it. When the craving hits there’s no substitute and in the vast realm of Uganda’s local food, sweet potatoes and groundnuts are a pair meant to be…


  • 350gm groundnut sauce
  • 1 ltr of water
  • Salt
  • Sweet potatoes
  • An onion


  • Curry powder
  • Chili powder


The Groundnut sauce:

  • With the paste in a pan, add warm water in small amounts till paste is blended and lumps dissolved
  • Add the rest of the water until desired thickness of sauce
  • Add ground onions if needed
  • Bring to boil for about 6 to 10 minutes while stirring, add salt, curry and chili dissolved in a spoon of water
  • The differences in paste create different thickness (paste vs powder) and may require a varying cooking time


The sweet potatoes:

  • Peel the sweet potatoes and steam them in a pan for about 35-45minutes
  • Reduce heat and cook for another 15min
  • Remove from the fire and serve
  • A potato is ready when a knife can go through smoothly and is sweet. A raw potato will be hard with a starchy taste

Your meal is now ready to plate. Do not forget to include your favorite steamed vegetables or avocado!




Photos by Nze Eve

One Comment Add yours

  1. Oh, sweet potatoe indeed. I’ve never seen the staple food from my corner of Uganda look this pretty. ION, can I have that tablecloth?


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