Sweet Potato Leaves Stir Fry won my heart and I want to share the recipe today. This is a Sri Lankan style recipe which I tried few months ago.

Here in Singapore, we can see lot of different green leaves, so I try those in our Sri Lankan recipes and most of the time those are successful. When we bought Sweet Potato leaves, I thought it is good for stir fry recipe than a Kola Mallung. My decision is correct and if you like the popular Chinese kankun stir fry, then you’ll love this dish too.

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Sweet Potato Leaves Stir Fry

Sweet Potato Leaves Stir Fry

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Sweet potatoes or Bathala Kola as we call it in Sri Lanka is easily available in Sri Lanka or in most other countries. So, try my recipe and let me know how it turns out for you.

Sweet Potato Leaves Stir Fry

Sweet Potato Leaves Stir Fry

Sweet Potato Leaves Stir Fry (Bathala Kola Recipe)


1 bunch of Sweet Potato leaves

2 garlic cloves
1 onion
½ tspn mustard seeds
1 tbspn chili flakes
¼ tspn turmeric powder
1 tbspn chili paste (recipe: http://foodcnr.com/chili-paste-chinese-chili-paste-in-sri-lankan-style/ )
Salt as per taste
1 tbspn cooking oil


Wash sweet potato leaves properly.

Remove the stems which are mature or hard.
Cut it coarsely and set aside to drain excess water.

After that,

Slice onion, chop garlic and keep aside.
Now it is time to cook!

Heat up cooking oil in a wok, when it is hot, add mustard seeds.
When mustard seeds start to pop out, add garlic and onion.

Mix well and Stir and fry till onions and garlic start emitting aroma.

At this stage, add chili paste and mix well.

Stir the mix and add chili flakes and turmeric powder.

Then add all the leaves which we kept aside and mix well.

Adjust salt and remove from the stove.

Actually the heat of the pan is really enough for cooking sweet potato leaves without changing the colour much.

Sweet Potato Leaves Stir Fry is ready!

Serve with plain rice or even with fried rice.