Jun 28, 2014

Yam Poriyal Recipe / Elephant Yam Pepper Fry Recipe / Senai Kizhangu Roast Recipe

Love Love Love this poriyal..It is really simple to make but taste so yummy. I had consumed tons and tons of this after my post pregnancy. This is one super dish to increase your breast milk, so good for lactating moms. You can add chilli powder to this, but i love it with pepper powder. This poriyal taste great with rasam rice or any mild kuzhambu. You can check out my other poriyal recipes too..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 15 to 20 mins
Serves : 2 to 3


Elephant Yams / Chena Kizhangu - 2 cups peeled and cubed
Turmeric Powder / Manjal Podi - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - a sprig
Salt to taste
Black Pepper Powder - 1 tsp to taste


Peel and cube yams, wash them well and add it to kadai. Cover with water and sprinkle some salt and turmeric powder over. Cook till they are tender. Drain and set aside.

Heat oil in a kadai. Crackle mustard and curry leaves.

Add in cooked yams and season with a little salt and toss well in the oil. Cook on medium heat for a while till theu turn golden and crispy.

Add in pepper powder and toss once. Turn off the heat and serve with rice.

Cube yams and wash them well

Add it to a pot and cover it with water

Sprinkle in some salt

Some turmeric powder

Cook till they are tender

Drain them

Now take your other ingredients

This is your cooked yams

Heat oil in a kadai

Crackle mustard and curry leaves

let them sizzle

Add in cooked yams

some salt

toss well

Let it cook on a medium heat for a while till it  get crispy

Now add in some pepper powder

toss once and switch off the heat




  1. Very nice receipe...

  2. Yummy. Do we use the same process for red chilli powder.


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