How to make Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Creamy Jalapeno Sauce-Co -

Sweet potatoes give these gnocchi a lovely texture and flavour

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Medium sweet potatoes, Medium potatoes

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Noodles and Pastas

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Creamy Jalapeno Sauce-Co

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Creamy Jalapeno Sauce-Co Recipe Card


Italian cuisine has developed through centuries of social and political changes, with roots stretching to antiquity.  Italian cuisine is simple and a number of dishes having only four to eight ingredients.  They rely mostly on the quality of ingredients rather than elaborate preparation.
Noteworthy changes in Italian cuisine happened with the discovery of the New World and the introduction of potatoes, tomatoes, bell peppers and maize, which are now an integral part of this cuisine.  Italian cuisine is known for its regional diversity each with a distinct taste.  This cuisine today is probably one of the most popular in the world.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Creamy Jalapeno Sauce-Co Recipe

  • Medium sweet potatoes peeled and diced 2

  • Medium potatoes peeled and diced 3

  • Fresh cream 3/4 cup

  • Pickled jalapeno sliced 2

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh basil leaves 4-5 + for garnish

  • Butter 1 tablespoon

  • Refined flour (maida) 1 cup

  • Sea salt salt to taste

  • Olive oil 1 tablespoon

  • Processed cheese grated 1 tablespoon

  • Black peppercorns crushed to taste


Step 1

Heat sufficient water in a non-stick pan. Add salt, potato and sweet potato and boil till fully done.

Step 2

Place jalapeno slices and basil leaves in a grinder jar and grind into a smooth paste.

Step 3

Drain boiled potatoes and sweet potatoes and transfer into a non-stick pan. Cook till dry, transfer into a bowl and mash well with a masher.

Step 4

Add butter and mix well. Add refined flour and mix well into a smooth dough.

Step 5

Heat sufficient water in a deep non-stick pan. Add sea salt and boil.

Step 6

Divide the dough into equal portions and roll out into long cylinders. Cut them into small pieces, shape into small ovals. These are gnocchi.

Step 7

Put gnocchis into the boiling salty water and cook till fully done.

Step 8

Heat olive oil in another non-stick pan. Add ground jalapeno-basil paste and saute for 2 minutes.

Step 9

Add cream and mix well. Add cheese, mix well and cook till thick. Add salt and mix well. Drain the gnocchi and add to the sauce and mix well. Cook, stirring gently, for 2 minutes.

Step 10

Serve hot garnished with basil leaves and crushed peppercorns.

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