{Whole30} Smoky Sweet Potato Fritters with Cashew Cream

Crispy and smoky sweet potato fritters with only three ingredients, and then served with citrusy cashew cream that gives extraordinary taste to the fritters

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Among friends and family, I love anything sweet the most. Of all the people I’ve been close to or worked with, I never met someone like me who loves sweets like I do. That changed until I met my new colleague:

*new colleague makes tea* Do you have sugar?

Me: Um, yes! *handed over the container with sugar*

*new colleague puts sugar in her mug*

Me: *very shocked* No way!! You didn’t just put 6 teaspoons of sugar in that small mug!!

*new colleague LOL* I love very sweet things!

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That was totally crazy! Oh, wait… Does any of you consume that much of sugar in one small mug with one tea bag??

My boss knows that I love anything sweet, too. In fact, he gave me a small box of Baklavas! It was insane coz I was doing the Whole30 that time and it has only been two weeks. It was my fourth month, but I just can’t mess it up! Well, I’ve thought of taking a bite and convince myself that ‘Nah, it’s just a bite. It won’t hurt.’ I’ve fought very hard seeing that box in front of me for the whole afternoon. As soon as I arrived home, I placed the box in the fridge. And yeah, I survived the temptation. Bravo, Jhuls! Yourself is so proud of you!

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Soooo, for a person who has a sweet tooth like me, it is kinda difficult to do the Whole30 without having anything sweet. Thanks to sweet potatoes. Aside from the lovely sweet potatoes, I love munching on cashew nuts, too.

I had sweet potatoes that have begun sprouting and I am a huge fan of sweet potatoes-smoked paprika relationship, so why not make something really good?? Add arrowroot starch and I am all set for my snack. Um, how about the ‘sauce’? I was lazy to make mayo and my ketchup is not Whole30 compliant so I had to check from my BFF Google what can I do? I came across with citrus cream and found out that it uses cashew nuts. No questions asked, no doubt – I should make it!

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The citrus cashew cream gave a very nice taste when eaten with the sweet potato fritters. Imagine sweet and citrusy. It’s like a sweet potato lemonade. Um, is that a thing?? I had one problem which was the cashew cream not turning into a very smooth cream coz I used a regular blender. I think this is an excuse for me to get a high powered blender. What do you think?

Going back to these beauties, they are absolutely heaven! I’ve made eight from the recipe below and all went to my happy tummy!

I am bringing these at Fiesta Friday #189. Thanks to our Angie for making this amazing party possible.💐

Whole30 Smoky Sweet Potato Fritters with Cashew Cream


For the cashew cream:

  • 1/2 cup raw cashew, soaked in warm water for 2 hours
  • 1/4 warm water
  • 2 tbsp coriander
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • Pinch of salt

For the sweet potato fritters:

  • 300g sweet potatoes, peeled and shredded
  • 2 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • Olive oil


For the cashew cream:

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender and pulse until smooth.
  2. Transfer to a small container and place in the fridge until needed.

Source recipe: OnTheDF

For the sweet potato fritters:

  1. In a bowl, place all shredded sweet potatoes, arrowroot starch, and smoked paprika. Mix until combined.
  2. In a pan over medium heat, add in olive oil.
  3. Take about 1/4 or 1/3 cup of the mixture and press to bind. Fry in hot oil on both sides until cooked and crisp.
  4. Serve with cashew cream, mayo, ketchup or with your other dipping sauce.


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30 thoughts on “{Whole30} Smoky Sweet Potato Fritters with Cashew Cream

  1. Six teaspoons of sugar? OMG my teeth hurt, just reading that! Ha ha!

    You have more resolve than me when it comes to baklava though – I really cannot resist it. When we were in Sarajevo earlier this year, I bought a kilo of it on the Saturday (so cheap there, that kilo cost just over £1!). There was none left for the car journey home on Monday morning. I wasn’t the only piggie though – Kevin has a much bigger sweet tooth than me, and can trough cakes, desserts, and biccies for England!

    BTW, you don’t need an excuse to get a high-powered blender – just do it! Your culinary life will be so much easier. 🙂

    These fritters look fantastic, and I love that you’ve discovered cashew cream… it’s pretty much indispensable in my home. You should try it in curries – so creamy and gorgeous!

    This recipe is totally being pinned, Tweeted, and shared on my Facebook page.


    1. I know, right? I don’t usually mind people’s business, but when I saw her put that amount of sugar, I just can’t help it. I wanted to take out that mug and throw it. Bwahaha!

      You are really convincing me to get a new blender. I might give that a go now and I am very much excited! 😀

      The cashew cream is amazing! I an really glad that I have found it!

      Thanks for stopping by! Have a lovely week!

    1. Aah, Michelle, cashew cream is every Indian cook’s secret weapon… and now loads of vegans have cottoned onto it too! It makes everything so creamy, and is a great base for making cheese too! ❤

    1. I think sweet potatoes tastes the same. I have tried the orange and the white one and both are perfect. Well, the color of this one is prettier, yes? The cashew cream is definitely worth the try! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. Mmm, fried sweet potato with smoked paprika and zesty cashew cream sounds heavenly. I love sweet potato anything, but this definitely takes things to a whole new level!

    1. Thanks, Jess. I feel crazy when I eat junk and I also get stomach upset😖 I think my tummy is not used to eating junk anymore and that’s good. Happy Fiesta Friday😘

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