Monday, 3 February 2014

Yam Fry

Yam Fry

This is something that my mom makes very often. It tastes good with Sambhar or Rasam. In this way, you also get the great taste of Yam.

The first memory of Yam that I have is when I had gone to my Mom's Aunt house in Palghat. They had a huge Garden in which they had this Yam. They took it out of the ground and they cooked it .

It was heavenly and it still had a earthy smell. Really miss all this.


Yam - 1/2 Kg (Peeled, washed and cut into strips)
Red Chilly powder - 1 Tablespoon
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 Teaspoon
Coriander Powder - 1/2 Tablespoon
Tamarind - 1/2 Inch
Salt and Oil.


In a pan, bring some water to boil. In this add Turmeric and Tamarind and the Yam.

Cook it till done. Drain the water and keep the Yam aside.

Meanwhile, take a plate add red chilly powder and Coriander powder and salt and mix it well.

Add water little by little and make a thick paste. Now add the Yam to this and ensure that the yam is coated with the Chilly Paste.

Rest it for 10-15 minutes.

Place a tawa on stove and add some oil , once the oil is warm enough, place 4-5 pieces of Yam (based on the size of the Tawa, I have a bigger one, so I place 10 in one stretch)

Cook on each side till it is cooked and gets a nice colour.


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