Mar 18, 2013

Yam Chops / Fried Elephant Yam Tossed with Spicy Masala

Elephant yam is a beautiful veggie, which can be tranformed into so many types of amazing dishes. It can withstand to any strong flavour and spices. This recipe is one of the heavily spiced dish which turns beautiful at the end. I bet you would have never tasted this dish before. It is very easy to prepare, the one hard step is preparing the yam, it needs to be boiled and fried before using it in the dish.

You can pair this with rice and rasam. I love to have it with lemon rice or curd rice

Preparation Time : 10 mins ( preparing yam )
Cooking Time : 45 mins
Serves : 5 to 6


Elephant yam - 1 medium size
Oil - 3 tblspn + for deep frying 
Fennel Seeds / Saunf / Sombu - 1 tblspn
Cinnamon Stick / Pattai - 1 small stick
Onion - 2 large sliced thinly
Green Chillies - 3 slit
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Ginger Garlic Paste - 2 tblspn 
Chilli powder - 1 tsp
Coriander powder / Malli podi - 1 tblspn
Cumin Powder / Jeera podi - 1 tsp
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi - 1 tsp + 1 tsp for yam
Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1 tsp 
Tomato -  3 medium size pureed
Salt to taste


Peel and chop yam into small cubes. wash them well and add it to a sauce pan. Cover it with water and add in salt and turmeric powder. Bring it to a boil and cook it for 15 to 20 mins till the yam is cooked and tender.

Now drain the water and deep fry them in hot oil till they are lightly golden and crisp. Drain them and set aside.

Now make the masala. Heat oil in a kadai.

Add in fennel and cinnamon stick.

Now add in onions, curry leaves and green chillies. Saute for 5 to 6 mins till they are translucent.

Now add in ginger and garlic paste. Mix well for a min.

Add in salt and all the spice powders. Give them a good mix.

Add in tomato puree and cook for 5 mins till oil separates.

Now add in the fried yam and toss well with the masala.

Serve this with rice.

Take your yam

Peel em

Cut them into pieces

Cube them

Wash them well

Add salt and turmeric to them

Cover them with water

Boil them

Drain them

Heat oil for deep frying

Fry the yam

Drain when golden

Set aside
Now take all other ingredients

These are the spices which you need

Heat oil in a kadai

Add fennel and cinnamon stick

Add in onions, green chilli and curry leaves

Saute them well

Add ginger garlic paste



some more spices

give them a good mix

drop the pureed tomatoes  in

mix them well

Pour enough water

And mix them well

Add the fried yam

toss well



Akila said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy yam... Nice bowls..

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Hari Chandana said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks super delicious.. Yummy !!

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Looks very yummmyyyyy

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I never had like this before. Excellent!