4 Purple Sweet Potato or Ubi Recipes


Recipes: Purple UbiPurple Sweet Potato Pancakes

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup grated boiled purple Ubi

Method :

  1. In a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients and mix well. Add the buttermilk and the egg to the dry mixture and whisk just until combined.
  2. Add the Ubi to the pancake batter, and mix just until combined.
  3. Pour the pancake batter, to the desired pancake size, onto a well-greased griddle over medium heat. Continue to cook the pancakes on the first side just until small bubbles form on the outer edges of the pancakes, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Flip the pancakes to the second side and continue to cook for another 3-4 minutes.

Purple Ubi Soup

Recipes: Purple UbiIngredients :

  • 3 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. butter
  • 2 medium purple boiled sweet potatoes
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • Julienned ginger
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • Sour cream and chopped parsley as a garnish


  1. In a large pot, sauté the onions, garlic and ginger in butter and oil.
  2. Peel sweet potatoes and cut chunks directly into the pot. Add broth and bring to a boil.
  3. Using a blender, puree the soup until smooth.
  4. Serve hot, with a dollop of sour cream and sprinkle of parsley if desired.

Purple Ubi Fritters

Recipes: Purple UbiIngredients :

  • 2 medium purple ubi half boiled, peeled and sliced thinly into discs
  • 200gm gram flour
  • Pinch of baking soda
  • 300ml water
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 green chilies, chopped
    oil for deep-frying


  1. Mix the flour, baking soda and water to a batter. Add the salt, chilies.
  2. Whisk thoroughly then leave to stand for 10 minutes. Heat the oil to smoking point.
  3. Dip the sweet potato pieces in the batter then slide into the hot oil a few at a time and fry until golden. Drain on kitchen paper and serve hot with chutney.

Purple Ubi Salad

Recipes: Purple UbiIngredients :

  • 3 purple sweet potatoes
  • 1 green apple
  • 1 spring onion diced
  • Cilantro leaves
  • 1 lemon
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • ½ tsp chaat masala


  1. Boil, peel and dice sweet potatoes. Dice apple and chop onions.
  2. Mix and then season with salt, pepper, chaat masala. Squeeze lemon juice and garnish with cilantro leaves.