Turmeric Roasted Sweet Potato

A delicious dinner party side that also offers a new twist for the classic Sunday roast

Serves 4

Created for Miele by chef and owner of The Modern Pantry, Anna Hansen, MBE, this simple method for roasting sweet potatoes results in a colourful and exotic accompaniment that is perfect for a relaxed supper with friends.


800g sweet potato, scrubbed and cut into wedges

2 tsp minced fresh turmeric (use ½ tsp dried turmeric if you cannot find fresh)

1 handful fresh curry leaves (optional)

Salt and pepper

Vegetable oil


  1. Toss all together and roast at 200°C until tender and golden – approximately 20 minutes.

About the Author

Canadian born Anna Hansen, MBE grew up in New Zealand and first trained as a chef under Fergus Henderson in 1992; later spending time working with Peter Gordon at Green Street and The Sugar Club. In 2001, Anna partnered with Peter Gordon once more and opened the award-winning restaurant, The Providers, which she left in 2005 to develop The Modern Pantry. Since opening its doors to critical acclaim in 2008, the restaurant has gained numerous accolades, with an accompanying cookbook, “The Modern Pantry Cookbook”. In 2012 Anna was awarded an MBE in the New Year’s Honours List for her services to the restaurant industry. Anna was attracted to the versatility of Miele appliances, allowing her to experiment in her kitchen at home with new recipes. Her favourite appliances are her Miele steam oven and Combi-Set Tepan Yaki as they perfectly suit her exciting fusion cooking style.

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