Saturday, 30 April 2016

Yam fry

Yam fry or Chenai mezhukkupuratty is a typical kerala dish which is generally made in a iron wok. For this week's alphabets I mostly depended on english words. So I didn't think a lot for Y. I had decided it has to be Yam. But the decision of curry or fry was made last week.

Most keralites have a backyard at home where they do some farming. I have seen most of the keralites growing Yam in their backyard. Yam is a root vegetable and takes about 5-6 months to grow. I have seen big yams weighing about 5 kgs also. I tried growing yam in grow bags / sacks and it yielded me small yams - weighing 500-750 grams. That was ideal for making a curry for a day.

I love to have this yam fry with dal and rice. Although it will also be a good side dish for rasam rice.
And this is a no onion / no garlic recipe . 


Yam / Chena - 500 grams
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Chilly powder - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Coconut oil - 2 tbsp
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
White Till seeds - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few


  • Chop the yam into small cubes.
  • Boil the yam with salt, turmeric powder and chilly powder and cook until the yam is soft.
  • Heat coconut oil in a wok, add the mustard seeds and once the seeds start to splutter, add the curry leaves and the till seeds.
  • Add the cooked yam and mix well.
  • Fry the yam on medium-low flame, stirring occasionally, until yam is crispy on the outside.

Serve hot with rice and a curry of your choice.

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  1. Yam was the highlight of the day..nice one!

  2. Yam fry looks very nice. Growing yam in bags is a cool idea.

  3. This yam fry looks extremely fabulous, my mouth is watering here.

  4. The yam fry sounds flavorful and sesame seeds is an interesting addition.

  5. Love yam fry. I do a little bit different version. Yours looks so tempting..

  6. Yam seems to be the star of the day . Good one .

  7. Same pinch.. I tried yam too.. :-) Its the star ingredient. Love your version.

  8. Yam was the star of the day right??Fry looks delicious.

  9. Same pinch again Ruchi. Yam fry looks great, I made one with onion and garlic :-)

  10. Yam seems to be the veggie for the day. Interesting addition of sesame seeds.

  11. Yam seems to be ruling the day! Wonderful recipe using yam :)