Beer Battered Spiced Sweet Potato Lentil Fritters #SundaySupper

Beer Battered Spiced Sweet Potato Lentil Fritters #SundaySupper

Sweet Potatoes dipped in a lentil batter spiked with paprika, cayenne pepper, and beer, fried to perfection? YES!!! And makes an amazing appetizer to boot! With a dish of mint dip by the side…. Ah!!! My “Sunday Supper team” is working on a ‘Tailgating Menu’ to kick off the Football Season!  Believe me, they have cooked up some amazing recipes – I hope you get a chance to check them out! This lentil fritter is a favorite in my family. I almost didn’t have any left over to take pictures for today’s post.  I have never used beer to mix the batter and have always wondered what was so popular about beer battered fries and fritters. Now I know:)!!!  Not only does it add flavor to the batter, the fermented beverage makes the fritter extra light and fluffy. You don’t even need to add baking soda. I used a light ginger beer which added a nice gingery touch to the recipe. The fritters are fried! Yes! But I fried them in light olive oil and drained off excess oil on a paper towel. You can bake these fritters too, but it does not taste the same. Lentil flour adds a healthy touch to this dish. I buy lentil flour ready-made in the Indian store. It’s called ‘ besan’ and is just chickpeas ground into a fine flour. You can purchase lentil flour or chickpea flour at ‘Natural Food’ stores like Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods or just visit an Asian grocery store. You can make your own lentil flour by grinding chickpeas in a coffee grinder.  If you don’t have lentil flour, just use a mix of whole grain flour and pancake batter. It comes out just as good! Biting into meaty sweet potato fritters spiked with spices, beer and mint dip is ….. um you just have to try it !!



Nutrition Wise !

Lentil or chickpea flour is low glycaemic, loaded with fiber and contains all the antioxidants found in beans! Sweet potatoes may be one of nature’s unsurpassed sources of beta-carotene or Vitamin A. Since Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin, it is best absorbed with a little fat. It is also high in anthocyanin which has anti- inflammatory properties. It is also boosts a good amount of fiber. To get the most nutrients out of your sweet potato, don’t peel it too much. Just a good scrub with a veggie brush or a light scrape should be ok. Most of the nutrients are close to the skin !


Slice them up !!

Lentil batter with spices and beer and some cornflour.

Getting Fried ! 

Check out the potatoes inside ! Warm and gooey !!

Beer Battered Spiced Sweet Potato Lentil Fritters

Serves 8-10
Dietary Diabetic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Appetizer, Side Dish
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold, Serve Hot


  • 2 Sweet potatoes (scrubbed and sliced)
  • 2 cups Lentil flour (or besan )
  • 1/2 cup Cornflour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda (or baking powder)
  • 1 cup beer
  • 2 cups oil (for frying)
  • 1/2 teaspoon curicumin or turmeric (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (or chili powder)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


Use a mix of whole grain flour and pancake flour if you don't have lentil flour. Omit the beer, use water to mix the batter and make this Gluten Free !


Scrub sweet potatoes and slice thin
Mix 2 cups lentil flour with cornflour, baking powder.spices and beer to make a smooth batter. It should be the consistency of pancake batter.
Heat oil. Dip sweet potato slices into batter and deep -fry in hot oil till it gets golden brown. It cooks very quickly. Drain on paper towels
Serve with a mint dip or your favorite dip !

Mint Cilantro Dip


  • 2 cups cilantro (washed and chopped )
  • 2 cups Mint (remove leaves)
  • 1/2 " ginger (peeled and chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Jalopeno pepper (or 2-3 small green chilies)


This dip can be stored in the refrigerator for a month. Tone down the chili if you want it less spicy


Wash all raw ingedients
Blend all ingredients to a fine paste


Now for some fun !!!

From Pre Game to Overtime, we’ve got your Football Season covered.  Join us around the family table this Sunday Supper as we share our favorite football season recipes and tailgating tips all day long.  Hop on twitter at 7pm EST for the live #SundaySupper chat and share your favorites.  We would love to add your recipes to our Football Tailgating Menu.

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