Sweet Potato Pie Paratha

Posted by: EatFree

>> Vegan, Vegetarian

This paratha takes on the warm spices of classic sweet potato pie-cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice.  Some recipes add ginger and clove, but I stuck with my personal favorites here.  The sweet potato adds a nice moistness (and added nutrition) to the paratha and the all-vegetable (non-hydrogenated) shortening adds flakiness.  Enjoy this alone with a touch of butter and honey or with some stewed lentils.


  • 1 cup 100% whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 cup 100% whole wheat all-purpose flour
  • salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons raw turbinado sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 all-spice berries
  • 1.25 cups cooked sweet potato, pureed
  • 2 tablespoons all-vegetable, non-hydrogenated shortening
  • Melted butter or extra-virgin coconut oil, optional (for glazing)


  1. Combine flours and salt together.  Grind raw sugar and spices in mortar and pestle until smooth and fine-grained.  Add to flours and combine.
  2. Slowly add in pureed sweet potato a bit at a time until dough forms.  Knead lightly (dough will be sticky).  Refrigerate for at least an hour to reduce stickiness.
  3. Heat cast-iron skillet.  Make 6 balls out of dough.  Roll out thin, spread one teaspoon of the shortening evenly over, roll into a log, and then turn log onto itself (in a snail shape).  Repeat for all dough balls.
  4. Roll out each of these snail-shape balls into 5 to 6 inch diameter rounds (you will need more flour than usual).  Put on cast-iron skillet.  Flip over when bubbles begin to form on one side.  Do the same for the other side.  Cover with a lid and cook on both sides for about 30 seconds each.  Set aside on plate and brush with a scant amount of butter.  Keep covered and repeat for rest of dough balls.  Cut into quarters, drizzle with some honey, and enjoy!
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