Garadu (Baked Yams)

Yummy street food from Indore, India. You can increase or decrease the spices based on preference. You can experiment with butter/dried cilantro/garlic powder, or top baked yams with fresh chopped cilantro. Serve hot.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
4 servings


  • 5 yams, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces

  • ¼ cup olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoons chaat masala

  • 1 teaspoon amchoor (dried mango powder)

  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder, or more to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste


  1. Bring salted water to a boil in a pot. Add yams; cook and stir until slightly tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Mix oil, cumin, chaat masala, amchoor, turmeric, chili powder, salt, and pepper together in a container with a lid; add yams. Cover; shake until coated. Marinate 20 minutes to 2 hours.

  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Transfer yams to a baking pan.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until yams are tender, 25 to 30 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

If desired, 2 more yams can be added.

Chaat masala can be found in an Indian store.

Sweet potatoes can be used instead of yams. If using sweet potatoes, cooking time is lower, about 3 to 5 minutes.

The longer you allow the yams to marinate the stronger the flavor will be.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

721 Calories
15g Fat
141g Carbs
8g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 721
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Sodium 92mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 141g 51%
Dietary Fiber 21g 76%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 8g
Vitamin C 87mg 434%
Calcium 104mg 8%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 4131mg 88%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.