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Aug 5, 2013

Elephant Yam Fry / Spicy Masala Coated Yam Fry / Senaikizhangu (Chenakilangu) Roast

I love yams, for me they taste something like a meat. Have you tried my yam chops, they are addictive. I recently discovered that i have not posted as many yam recipes in this blog. Because we usually have it atleast once a week. There are so many yam lovers out in our house.

This recipe is so easy to make, but it taste so yummy. This is a simple way of frying yam, i have few variations of it, which i will post very soon.

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves - 4 to 5


Elephant Yam / Senaikizhangu - 1/4 kg peeled and sliced
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1/2 tsp
Tamarind Pulp - 1 tblspn ( Click here for recipe )
Salt to taste
Oil - 3 tblspn for pan frying
Curry leaves - few springs

For Masala:
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder / Manjal podi - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder / Malli podi -  1 tsp
Garam masala powder - 1 tsp
Gram Flour / Kadalai Mavu / Besan - 2 tblspn
Rice Flour / Arisi Mavu - 1 tblspn
Water as needed
Salt to taste


Take a sauce pan and add in the yam pieces. Cover with water. Add in salt, turmeric powder and tamarind pulp. Bring this to a boil and cook for 15 mins till the yam is cooked. Drain it and set aside.

Take all the ingredients for the masala in a bowl. Add water and make into a thickish paste.

Take the yam pieces and coat in the masala on both sides.

Heat oil in a frying pan, drop the yam pieces in oil and fry till golden on both sides.

Drain them in a plate.

Now in the remaining oil, throw the curry leaves and fry till crispy. Remove them and toss with the yam.

Serve with any curry and rice.

Take your yam

Peel them and slice it like this

Add to a sauce pan and cover with water

Add a dash of turmeric

Add some salt

Pour in some tamarind juice

Bring this to a boil

Drain them

Take all the other stuff

Mix them well

Add some water

Make it into a paste

Now take your yam and apply the masala

Coat on both sides

Heat few tblspn of oil

Drop the yam pieces

Fry till golden

Remove to a plate

Throw curry leaves in the oil

Sprinkle on top



  1. Your yam fry looks very crispy & flavourful. Even i make it the same way. I had a telugu Collegue who used to bring this for lunch & she shared this family recipe with me. I can imagine the taste & flavor of your yam fry.

  2. surely must be very chatpata and spicy fry...

  3. Lovely crunchy and crispy fry.

  4. Your recipes r simple very clear and turn out well. So sweet of u. Tnx.


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