• 3 medium washed and peeled sweet potatoes
  • 300g taro flour or tsenza flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 3 medium ripe tomatoes
  • 4 shallots or leeks
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 175g grated cheese
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Salt to taste


  1. Grate sweet potatoes in a bowl; squeeze as much moisture from them as you can using cheese cloth.
  2. Grate tomatoes; add shallots or leeks, garlic powder and salt
  3. Add eggs and mix well.
  4. Put in yam/taro flour and make dough.
  5. Heat cooking oil in a frying pan.
  6. Drop the mixture into the frying pan using a fork
  7. Fry until golden brown, turning as needed 1 to 2 minutes.

Variation: use taro tubers instead of sweet potatoes.

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Anna Brazier
Anna Brazier is the editor of Naturally Zimbabwean. She was born in Zambia but has lived most of her life in Zimbabwe. She has a BSc in Ecology and an MSc in Sustainable Development and works as a consultant promoting sustainable agriculture, nutrition, traditional foods and community resilience in Africa and beyond. She lives in Harare with her husband and three children.

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