Here’s A Simple Fried Thai Sweet Potato Balls Recipe To Try Out At Home

Hello Foodies! Fried Thai Sweet Potato Balls also are known as ‘Kanom Kai Nok Krata’. This addictive street food is extremely crunchy on the outside, and the inside is like a soft and chewy candy that tastes like sweet potato. The sweet yet savory flavour profile is something we can’t get enough of. So in today’s entry, let’s whip up this easy recipe in our kitchen!

Try Out This Fried Thai Sweet Potato Balls Recipe At Home!

They also have a sort of ‘bouncy’ texture when you bite into them – almost reminiscent of the tapioca pearls you would find in bubble tea. Highly addictive and super easy to make, you can easily find all the ingredients you would need to make this snack at your local grocer!


Sweet potato, peeled, steamed and mashed (500g)
Sugar (150g)
Tapioca flour (250g)
Corn flour or plain flour is also worked with this recipe, but corn flour is crunchier (30g)
Baking powder (1 tsp)
Salt (1/2 tsp)
1/4 cup milk (more or less depending on the mixture texture, maybe not use it at all)

Photo: @charinyas_kitchen (Instagram)

Step 1: In a medium bowl, mix sugar, salt and baking powder together. Add flour and mix well until a dough forms.

Step 2: Divide dough into 2 portions and roll into a 1.5-inch thick log shape. Cut into 1-inch size pieces and roll into a ball.

Step 3: Heat the cooking oil using medium heat until hot. Fry the pandan leaves until fragrant then remove them.

Step 4: Add sweet potato and fry them until brown. Gently press the balls with a utensil to expand the balls and increase the external crunch. Ready to serve!

Photo: @charinyas_kitchen (Instagram)

Perfect Snack!

Unfortunately, this recipe does not work in an Air fryer but you can subsequently heat them up with Air fryer. Now that you have another snack recipe on your hands, it’s time to treat yourself to sweet savoury Fried Thai Sweet Potato Balls!

Recipe By: @charinyas_kitchen (Instagram)

Also Read: 10 Simple Steps To Make Thai Mango Sticky Rice With 6 Ingredients

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