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Malawi Mbatata – Cheese and Simsim Balls By The Food Of Africa

Malawi Mbatata – Cheese and Simsim Balls By The Food Of Africa

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Malawi Mbatata - Cheese and Simsim Balls By The Food Of Africa
Yields10 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time25 mins

Malawi Mbatata - Cheese and Simsim Balls- Though originally from South America, sweet potato or mbatata is a popular starch in Malawi. A tasty sweet potato finger food alongside the road.  Sweet potato can often be bland,  mixed it with cinnamon and cheese to offset the sweetness. The cheese adds lovely piquancy. Roll the sweet potato balls in sesame seeds, or simsim, for maximum crunch! 

 3 large red or white sweet potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
 5 tsp sugar
 2 tsp cinnamon
 2 tsp mixed spice
 1 tsp salt
 4 tbsp corn flour
 200 g grated hard cheese (eg. cheddar)
 Vegetable oil for deep frying

Ingredients

 3 large red or white sweet potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
 5 tsp sugar
 2 tsp cinnamon
 2 tsp mixed spice
 1 tsp salt
 4 tbsp corn flour
 200 g grated hard cheese (eg. cheddar)
 Vegetable oil for deep frying
Malawi Mbatata – Cheese and Simsim Balls By The Food Of Africa
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3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Elisa

    February 24, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    Thanks for sharing this! I think I’ve finally found a recipe that will get my daughter to eat sweet potato!

  2. Angela

    February 25, 2022 at 4:24 am

    These will definitely go on my list of new things to try

  3. Sonia Seivwright

    February 26, 2022 at 7:30 am

    OK, so I love cheese, and I love sweet potatoes. I have never thought of trying them together, though. I will try this one. Thank you for sharing.

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