Shakarkandi or sweet potato is a starchy, sweet tasting root vegetable. Its leaves and shoots both are edible though the starchy tuberous roots are most commonly consumed. It can be baked at home as a snack or as a dessert. They are mostly consumed by boiling and adding dome dressing. Shakarkandi can also be used to make into a vegetable dish.
They are a very common food crop in rural areas because their cultivation is not very expensive. Dulce di batata is a traditional sweet potato-based dessert in South America.