Yam fry is a great side dish for weekday lunches. It goes well with almost anything. The best part of this dish is that it is very simple to make.
The most important thing to know about yam is the itchiness when you cut it. When I first cooked it, I was unaware of this. Then I came to know about this vegetable. Now, whenever I cook it in home I used to wear a plastic cloves. Furthermore, yam is good for curing constipation. It also promotes weight loss. It has a cooling effect on the body so it suits well for people with hypertension.
Okay, Let's move on to the recipe.
Recipe Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Side dish
Prep Time: 10 mins | Cooking Time: 20 mins
Elephant yam - 1/4 kg
Turmeric - 1/2 tsp
Tamarind - 2tblspn
Salt - to taste
Water - as needed
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Corriander powder - 1 tsp
Sambar powder - 1 tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Oil - 1 tblspn
First, chop yam into small cubes and wash it.
Boil water, add in chopped yam, turmeric, tamarind extract and salt. Cook for 5 mins.
When it is done, heat oil in a pan. Add in mustard seeds and urad dal.
When it starts to splutter, add curry leaves and cooked yam.
Add in chilli powder, coriander powder and sambar powder. Sauté until raw smell of the powders goes off.
Serve with your favourite curry.
- Do not skip tamarind, as we use it to avoid itchiness.
|Keep all your ingredients ready|
|Chop the yam into small cubes, wash it. Take it in a vessel, add turmeric salt, water|
|Add in turmeric extract|
|and cook for 5 mins|
|Drain excess oil|
|In a kadai, heat little oil. Crackle mustard seeds and urad dal|
|Add in curry leaves|
|Add the cooked yam and saute for a min|
|Add in chilli powder, coriander powder and sambar powder|
|Saute for few mins till the raw smell is gone and put off the flame|