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Vegan Colombian Sudada Recipe

I am sharing the recipe for a vegan dish from Colombia! A authentic vegetarian recipe from a Colombian! I got the recipe for a Vegan Colombian Sudada – a root vegetable in gravy.

I have stayed away from most South American restaurants. The meat heavy places do not cater to vegans. Interestingly, when I interviewed women from these countries, they are able to give me recipes to try at home. Martha, from Colombia gave me a approximate recipe of a root vegetable dish.

I did my research for different versions of the sudada. I found only a couple of sites to refer to and none had all the ingredients Martha had mentioned. I made my own version of the sudada and was pretty pleased with the way it turned out.

Despite being told that I do not have to sauté the peppers, onions and the rest, before blending them, I did sauté them.

I have never cooked with yucca. A friend, recently, told me it is the same as the Indian vegetable Arai or coloasia. I am not entirely sure!  In either case, I have been meaning to try it for a while. Here goes….

Vegan Colombian Sudada

Makes a large bowl                                    Serves 4 people                                Preparation Time-15 minutes


1 large yucca
2 medium potatoes
4 medium cloves of garlic
1 medium red onion
1 red pepper
1 tomato
1 dry red chili
1 tablespoon vegetable bouillon
1 tablespoon of oil
2 cups water


  1. Wash, peel and cut the yucca and the potatoes into 1 inch pieces. Save them in a bowl of cool water.
  2. Peel and roughly cut the garlic and onions.
  3. In a pot, heat the oil. Add the chili.
  4. Sauté the garlic and then the onions till they are translucent.
  5. While the garlic and onions are cooking, roughly cut the tomatoes and red peppers, into slices.
  6. When the onions have cooked, add the tomatoes and red peppers.
  7. Let them cook for about 5 minutes and then blend them all together.
  8. In the same pot, add the potatoes and yucca. Sauté for a few minutes and then pour in the vegetable mix.
  9. Add the bouillon, water, salt.
  10. Cover and let it boil until the roots are cooked and soft to touch. Possibly 15 minutes.
Vegan Colombian Sudada
Spooning some Sudada
Vegan Colombian Sudada
Eating a Colombian meal at home.

Serve hot with rice.

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4 thoughts on “Vegan Colombian Sudada Recipe

    1. 🙂 I am trying. But with some countries it’s really really hard to get an authentic veg recipe. If I was pescitarian, then I would have tons.
      But with this, I was happy to finally find a recipe for Yucca! 😇

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