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Boniato Potato Stir Fry


  • 1 inch piece fresh ginger*
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 large boniato potato
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • lemon to finish


  • Stab the raw potato a few times with a knife and put it in the microwave to cook, 8-10 minutes or until the knife goes easily through the centre.
  • While the potato is in the microwave, peel and dice the ginger - you want about 3/4 of a tsp - and peel and slice the carrot. Chop the kale into bite-sized pieces.
  • Once the potato is cooked through, peel and chop it into bite-sized pieces.
  • Heat the oil in a large saucepan with a lid. Add ginger and carrot and let cook for 2 minutes, until the carrot begins to soften.
  • Add the potato for 2 minutes, allowing it to crisp a little and the carrots to further soften.
  • Add the black beans and spices, stir, and place the kale on top of the other vegetables. Cover the saucepan with the lid and allow the mixture to steam.
  • After 3 minutes, stir the mixture. Put the cover back on the saucepan and allow to steam for another 3 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and sprinkle the mixture with lemon juice to finish.


I’ve made this with both fresh and dried ginger, and both work well. If you’re using powdered ginger start with a 1/2 tsp and go from there.