Friday, August 30, 2013

Senai Kizhangu Fry Recipe | Elephant Yam Fry | Yam Fry

Even though I started exploring all kinds of vegetables, I hesitated to try Sena kizhangu thinking about its itchy nature.  Later made my mind, and tried it. I felt, if cooked properly the itchy feel we get on the tongue can be eliminated. Initially, we have to parboil it with tamarind and turmeric. After parboiling, we can follow any method to make the roast or fry out of it. Shallow frying with little oil is healthy, but I have deep fried it since no one in my home touch the yam if tossed with masala :P

Senai Kizhangu(Yam) -  1 cup(sliced) 
Oil - to deep fry or roast
To Parboil: 
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp 
Tamarind extract - 1 tbsp thick extract 
Salt - as required
To Marinate:  
Chilli Powder - 1 tsp 
Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp 
Rice flour - 1 tsp 
Gram Flour/Kadala mavu - 1 tsp 
Salt - as required 
1. Peel the skin of the yam and wash it thoroughly. Then cut into bite sized pieces. With enough water, parboil the Yam with tamarind extract, turmeric powder and salt. Drain the water and set it aside.
 2. Marinate it with Chilli Powder, Garlic paste, Rice flour, Gram Flour and required salt.
3. After 15 mins, heat oil in a kadai and deep fry the marinated yam till it is golden color. You can also roast it in tava, with little oil.
4. If roasting in tava, add little oil and allow the mustard seeds and curry leaves to crackle. Then add the marinated yam and saute it until it is golden brown.
Serve the Spicy, crispy Senai Kizhangu fry with steamed rice and hot sambhar.
Points to remember:
  • Instead of using garlic paste, you can add crushed garlic too.
  • You can add sambhar powder or garam masala as well if you prefer those flavours.
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya


  1. Omg, my all time favourite yam fry,makes me drool.. Thanks for ur interest for joining Vegan Thursday,just send an invitation for the google group,join and do post on every 1st and last thursday of the month..Thanks Divya.

  2. Looking very yummy and in our house we use to prepare yam atleast once in a week.

  3. Yummy stir fry. Never attempt this combo, will try for sure.

    today's post:

  4. My fav dear, I can finish the whole plate...


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