Baked Curry Sweet Potato Fries with Basil Mint Yoghurt Dip

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This sweet potato fries recipe is not only delicious and healthy, but also quick to make! Plus the mint and basil dipping sauce is a divine flavor combo which you could use for other things too.

curry yam fries with basil mint yoghurt dip on a serving dish

The fries are tossed with olive oil, aromatic curry powder, garlic powder, salt and pepper, and then baked in the oven.

While they’re baking, I whip up a healthy and super flavorful basil mint sauce for dipping.

And just like that, you’ve got an awesome side for lunch or dinner, or a tasty snack that’s super flavorful, and healthier than normal fries.

They sound simple, but they’re really quite special, and so very addictive!

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 22 mins
Total Time: 32 mins
Yield: 4


curry yam fries with basil mint yoghurt dip on a serving dish

Ingredients for the Curry Yam Fries

ingredients to make curry yam fries
  • 4 medium sweet potatoes or yams, sliced evenly for fries
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ tablespoon of kosher or sea salt
  • ½ to 1 tablespoon curry powder (adjust to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Ingredients for the Basil Mint Yoghurt Dip

Ingredients for basil mint yoghurt dip to accompany yam fries
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 basil leaves, washed and rough chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, washed and rough chopped
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, washed and rough chopped
  • 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp garlic, minced


  1. Preheat your oven to 450F.
  2. In large mixing bowl or freezer ziplock back, combine all the ingredients for the fries and toss/shake/agitate/mix until the sweet potato slices are evenly coated.
yam fries being seasoned with curry powder
  1. Spread on a baking sheet in a single layer, and bake in the middle rack for 20 to 25 minutes, checking occasionally to toss/flip.
uncooked curry yam fries on a baking sheet
  1. While the fries bake, combine all the sauce ingredients in a high quality blender or food processor, and blend until the ingredients are mixed and the herbs are chopped finely.
  2. Remove fries from the oven and let them cool for a few minutes before serving, and then serve with the dipping sauce.
curry yam fries on a baking sheet after baking
curry yam fries with basil mint yoghurt dip on a serving dish
A hand holds a curry yam fry dipped in a basil mint dip

(This article was originally published on January 16, 2021 and was last updated on July 21, 2022)

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