Edible Gold : Sweet Potato Chaat Bites

“Bhaiya, more masala
She said in a voice meek
Enjoying sweet potato chaat
On a Delhi side street.
With lots of lemon squeeze
A bowl of flavor bold,
That very memory
Is now a bite of gold.
Sweet at first
But far from sin,
Take a taste
And let your journey begin..”
1 medium sweet potato
Juice of ½ a lemon
2 teaspoons fresh coriander, finely chopped
½ teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon cumin powder
¼ teaspoon dry mango powder (amchoor)
¾ teaspoon coriander powder
¼ teaspoon dry ginger powder
Salt & pepper to taste
Cream cheese to garnish
Par-boil the sweet potato till it’s almost cooked. Put it on a skewer and roast it over an open flame for 10-15 minutes, till its charred on the outside and cooked through. Cool to room temperature.
Peel and cut into small pieces. Mix all the ingredients and serve on appetizer spoons with a dollop of cream cheese. Voila, you have edible gold!