We all love a good kumara fry, but tossed with fresh chilli, coriander, a drizzle of maple syrup and a very kind shaving of Kāpiti Cumin Seed Gouda takes these little sweet fries to a whole new level. Served with a side of sweet kimchi ketchup, the heat from the red chilli, sweetness of the kumara and the aromatic crunch from the cumin seeds in the gouda deliver a delicious North African punch.

Sweet Potato Fries 

  • 2ea medium orange kumaras 
  • 1ea green chilli, sliced
  • 1ea red chilli, sliced
  • Kāpiti Cumin Seed Gouda 
  • Small handful coriander, washed and picked
  • 1ea orange, zested 
  • Salt and pepper 



Pre heat the fryer to 150°C. 

Slice the kumara longways to get nice long skinny kumara fries. Blanch in the fryer for 5 minutes until 70% cooked, allow to cool.

Turn the fryer up to 180°C.

Re-cook the kumaras in the hot oil for about 4 minutes or until golden and crispy, season and add to a nice large plate.

Sprinkle the sliced chillis and coriander on top of the fries before shaving the cumin seed gouda on top using a vegetable peeler so that it starts to melt in nice strips. Finish with a fresh zesting of orange. 

Kimchi Ketchup 

  • 200g your favourite ketchup 
  • 2 tbsp Gojuchang chilli paste 
  • 2 tbsp dark brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce 
  • 1 tsp ginger paste 
  • 1 tsp garlic paste 
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil 


Mix everything together and taste, feel free to add a squeeze of lime juice if needed. 

Yoghurt Sauce 

  • 100ml De Winkle yoghurt
  • 1/2 tsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tsp toasted cumin seeds 
  • Dash olive oil
  • Pinch salt
  • Generous cracked pepper 


Toast the seeds in a dry pan until fragrant then allow to cool, add to the yoghurt along with the other ingredients and whisk well.

Add chives, lemon zest & capers to labneh, season to taste. 

Recipe by

Chef Danny Simpson

Try adding the ketchup to some sour cream for a less intense but equally great dipping sauce.

Hand-turned and aged to develop a fruity sweetness. Peppered with cumin seeds to add a unique flavour.


98.5% fat free plain unsweetened acidophilus yoghurt. An incredibly versatile yoghurt that can be eaten on its own or used as an addition to both sweet and savoury recipes.