Indian Spiced Yams and Onions

4.6 of 5 (10)
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 195.5
  • Total Fat: 7.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 591.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 31.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.8 g
  • Protein: 2.1 g

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Cubed yams and sliced onions are tossed in olive oil and cumin and baked for a delicious side dish. Cubed yams and sliced onions are tossed in olive oil and cumin and baked for a delicious side dish.
Number of Servings: 4


    2 medium yams, cubed (gave me about 3 c)
    1 large onion, sliced into strips (I used Vidalia)
    2 T olive oil
    1 tsp. ground cumin
    salt and pepper to taste


Heat oven to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, toss all ingredients together and stir to coat yams and onions with oil and spices.

Put mixture in baking dish. Place in oven and bake until potatoes are soft when poked with a fork, stirring occasionally. Approximately 1 hour.

Makes approximately four one-cup servings.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user KATEYLOU.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I was looking for a recipe for yams that didn't have all the sugary additives to it. Well, I found it! This recipe is simple and the results are fantastic! The cumin and onions do some magic with the yams and really enhances their flavor and natural sweetness. Very Tasty! Thank you for sharing - 6/1/12

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    I LOVE cumin, and would next time double the amount called for, but a good recipe. I'm always looking for different sweet potato recipes, so thanks! - 1/5/12

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    Very Good
    Simple and tasty! - 4/9/11

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    this was excellent, shared it with my sister - 1/6/11

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    This was absolutely delicious! My husband doesn't like cumin, but I love it. This recipe makes it worth making a separate side dish for him. I think it would be a good main dish also. Thanks for sharing. - 10/26/10

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    Thanks for this recipe. BTW - now that we have colder temps using the oven for cooking AND heating is great! Keep those simple recipes coming ;>) - 10/4/10

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    This has got to be one of my most favorite recipes from this site. For the last month my mouth has been watering to get yams in my organic box. They just arrived, so happy. :) - 11/25/09

    Reply from KATEYLOU (11/25/09)
    Thank you so much! Glad you enjoy it. I haven't made this for a while, but I'm going to have to soon. I'm betting it would be good with butternut squash too, and last time, I threw in some carrots. Yum!

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    Very Good
    delicious - 10/20/08