Feb 27, 2013

How to Clean Yam Ordinary / Karunai Kizhangu ( How to Remove Itchiness from Yam Ordinary )

I love making pulikulambu or theyal with this beautiful yam. But the one thing that puts me off is the iching it causes on the throat. I learned this trick from my mum and she told me if you add tamarind while cooking the yam, it removes the itching it creates on the throat. I followed that step and it really worked. So try this way to clean yam and i will be posting a wonderful gravy with this tomorrow.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 20-30 mins


Yam Ordinary - 7
Water as needed
Tamarind Pulp - 3 tblspn ( Click here for recipe)


Wash yam very well in water. Add them to a sauce pan and cover them with fresh water.

Bring them to boil and cook them for 15 to 20 mins till they are cooked and tender.

Drain them and peel the skin off.

Now add them back into the same pan and cover with fresh water.

Add in tamarind pulp and bring that to a boil again. Let it boil for 5 more mins.

Now drain them and they are ready to use.

Take your yam and wash them well

Add it to a sauce pan and cover them with water

Cook till they are tender and drain them

Peel them

Add to the same pot again

Cover with fresh water

add tamarind pulp

Boil for 5 more mins

Drain and they are ready to use


  1. Bonjour,
    je n'ai encore jamais mangé d'igname, mais je retiendrai l'astuce lorsque je testerai.
    Gros bisous à vous.

  2. Wow ! Real informative post...

  3. First time in here, e graet information for a very new visitor , thanks :)
    Following you, do drop in my place sometime.

  4. thanks for sharing the tips..we always have problems with its itchiness, sometimes in our tongue too..your ideas will overcome all those issues..we ll continue to use these healthy yams..

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  5. Thank u so much aarthi......i starts to cook by,cing ur site ..


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