Dec 11, 2013

Yam Onion Fry / Chena Kilangu Fry / Yam Roast

Chena Kilangu is the most loved veggie of mine. I love it so much, You could give this whatever twist you like, it still taste great. I feel like this is kind of a meaty veg. And it can take whatever masala you put to them beautifully. You can check out my Masala coated yam fry & Yam chops..Amma makes a simple yam pepper poriyal which is great for lactating moms which i am taking most of the days in a week. They taste yummy too, i will post that soon. So try this and let me know if you try it..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time: 30 mins
Serves : 3 to 4


Yam / Chena Kilangu - 3 cups thinly sliced
Oil - 3 tblspn
Fennel Seeds / Sombu / Saunf - 1 tsp
Onions - 1 large sliced thinly
Green Chilli - 2 slit
Ginger Garlic Paste - 1 tblspn
Chilli powder - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Salt to taste 


Take sliced yam in a bowl, cover it with water, add salt to it and mix well. Cook this till the yam is tender. Drain and set aside.

Heat oil in a kadai. Add in fennel seeds and let them sizzle.

Now add in onions, chillies and toss well. Cook for few mins till it is light golden.

Now add in ginger garlic paste and saute for a min.

Add in salt, chilli and turmeric powder. Saute for a min.

Now add in the cooked yam and mix well.

Cook this on medium heat till it is nice and crisped up.

Serve with rice.

Take all your ingredients

Add sliced yam to salted water

When it is tender, drain them

Heat oil in a kadai

Add in fennel seeds

Add in sliced onions and chillies

Saute for a few mins

Add in ginger and garlic paste

And ofcourse the salt and spice powders

give them a mix

Add the cooked yams

Toss well in the masala

Now cook them on a medium heat till they are crisped up


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  1. Delicious and lovely looking yam with onion. Wonderful preparation.

  2. Hi Aarthi. Jst love your recipies. Cld u pls let me knw if yam is the same as suran vegetable.


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