Indian Sweet Potato Pancakes with Curry and Cumin
Indian Sweet Potato Pancakes with Curry and Cumin (Jennifer Abadi)
Serves 8 to 10 / Makes About 3 ½ Dozen Three-inch Pancakes
active: 1 hr
About the Recipe:
On Chanukkah it is customary to eat fried foods to commemorate the oil that miraculously lasted for eight nights instead of one. What Chef Jennifer Abadi loves about this Indian inspired recipe is that it utilizes sweet potatoes in place of the common Ashkenazic latke made with white potatoes. The natural sweet flavor marks the Jewish victory over their oppressors, while the addition of curry, cumin and cayenne adds a spiciness that recalls the bitterness of oppression.
Chef Jennifer Abadi:
Jennifer Abadi wrote and illustrated her first cookbook-memoir, A Fistful of Lentils based upon recipes and stories from her family. Her second cookbook, Too Good To Passover, focuses on Sephardic and Middle Eastern recipes, traditions, and memories for Passover. Jennifer will be teaching Eight Treats for Eight Lights: Around the World for Hanukkah, which includes this recipe, on November 29 at the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan.