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November 22, 2009

Senaikkizhangu Karumadhu (Yam Saute)


I've talked often about how I eat everything, all fruits and vegetables and all kinds of foods without exception. There are some things I know I like and there are some things I like simply because my dear brother, H, couldn't stand them. The opposite of this also held true for quite a while. I didn't "like" lady's finger simply because he loved it. Yam was (and still is) the one vegetable he absolutely hated. I liked it as a child, but I continue to relish it as an adult as well. I made this saute, a staple at my parents' home, recently. And then I made it again.


Here's the recipe, handed down from mother to daughter and then from daughter to the world!


2 cups Yam, peeled and diced

3-4 Red Chillies

1/4 tsp Turmeric (optional)

1 tbsp Tamarind Paste

1 tsp Oil

Salt to taste


For the tempering:

1 tbsp Oil

1/2 tsp Mustard Seeds

1/4 tsp Asafoetida

7-8 Curry Leaves


Pressure cook the yam with the tamarind paste, turmeric (if using), salt, chillies and a teaspoon of oil with 3 cups of water. Drain the water.


In a kadhai, heat the tablespoon of oil. Add the mustard seeds and asafoetida. When the mustard splutters, add the curry leaves and the drained yam.


Saute for a minute, cover and cook for 4-5 minutes. Remove the lid and allow the pieces to crispen. Serve hot with some rice and sambar, your meal is complete!


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11 comments:

Chitra said...

Looks very nice and easy too.i love yam chops very much.Will try this too..

Priya said...

Prefect side dish with rasam..delicious!!

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WinnyNinny PooPoo said...

looks delicious!

PJ said...

never had yams sauteed before.. got to try this soon!

Supriya said...

my fav too..

Sarah Naveen said...

this is one of my fav's looks delicious!!!

A_and_N said...

I've eaten yam probably once, you know? I really should give it a try again.

This is an easy recipe to start with, for an everyday dinner!

DEESHA said...

I have not eaten much of yam .. nice saute

Vidhya said...

yam is one of my favorite too.. In my house my patti use coconut oil for frying...

Sig said...

LOL, you guys sound just like me and my sister. That is how all our favorites were born, things the other person loathes :)