Yam Fry
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Author sthumma Yield No Value
Published Apr 28, 2009 Cooking Time 1 hour
Recipe Type Veg-Main Preparation Time 30 min
Ingredient Standing Time 1 hour
Description: Elephant Yam (Chena or Senai Kizhangu) is firstly cut into pieces, boiled and fried with spices until crisp

Recipe of Yam Fry

Ingredient Name Quantity Unit
Coriander Leaves 1/2 Bunch
Water as needed
Red Chilli Powder 1 Teaspoons
Coriander Powder 1 Tablespoons
Coconut Powder 1 1/2 Tablespoons
Ginger Garic Paste 1 Teaspoons
Poppy Seeds 1 Tablespoons
Onion 1 Cup
Turmeric pinch Pinch
Curry Leaves 1/2 Can
Chillies Green 3 Numbers
Cumic Seeds 1/2 Teaspoons
Mustard Seed 1/2 Teaspoons
Oil 2 Tablespoons
Yam 500 Grams
Lemon 1 Small


1. Peel the yam and cut into thin long slices.
2. wash them and boil for 5 min till they are half cooked.
3.Take a pan add oil,mustard seeds,cumin seeds,green chillies,curry leaves saute them then add onion cut into thin or you can blend the onions mix it then add salt to it mix well.
4. Once onion slightly changes it colour add turmeric , ginger garlic paste, poppy seeds powder ( dry roast poppy seeds in a pan and blend it into a fine powder) then add coconut powder, red chilli powder and mix well add little bit of water to it and cook for 5 min.
5. once masalas are cooked, if the masala is dry add some more water to it and cook for a min then spread the masala all over the pan and add the boiled yam into it.
 6. Let it cook for 5 min and rotate the yam evenly till it changes its colour to golden brown or till the masala sticks to yam.
7. Finely switch off the flame and add chopped coriander leaves if required lemon juice

Recipe Tips

don't not boil the yam too much or while frying they may break into pieces
Posted Apr 28, 2009

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Sumedha Aug 27, 2013
Loved the recipe, would like to try it out, but I only get frozen elephant foot yam here. It usually turns into a gooey messy paste even after cooking it slightly. Moreover the pieces are rectangular and small.I'm looking for fresh elephant yam. Where do you usually shop for it from? Thanks for you help and tips.

Jamila Aug 10, 2012
Going tru this recipe and the reviews I would really like to try it but i don't have yams!can I get yams in Bangalore?& where?

FAITH May 1, 2009
Just from reading this recipe I could guess how tasty this would be since it very closely resembles my favorite Yam Fry, a common dish in the mid-Travancore region in Kerala.

kasthuri Apr 28, 2009
Wow!!!!!!!!!........what a tasty dish. Brings back memories of childhood.

Thanks for sharing your expertise and making our life interesting.

very easy to follow and make it.

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