Monday, August 23, 2010

Yam Curry

Yam Curry:
I hesitated very much to prepare a curry like this with yam fearing about the taste. To my surprise it tasted delicious and is easy to prepare.


Onion-1 small chopped
Tomato-1small chopped
Coriander seeds-1tbsp
Red chillies-7-8(Adjust to your taste)
Dry coconut powder-2tbsp
Salt to taste
Cumin seeds-1tsp
Freshly grated coconut-1tbsp(Optional)

Apply oil to hands. Then peel and chop the yam to small cubes. Cook these in a bowl of salted water till they become soft.

1)Dry roast coriander seeds, red chillies, coconut powder till they emit aroma and grind them to fine powder.
2)In a pan heat oil and add cumin seeds.When they start spluttering add onion and fry till it becomes transparent.
3)Add tomato and fry for a while.
4)Now add ground powder, salt and turmeric.
5)Now add  yam and cook it on medium flame with covered lid for 5 minutes.
6)Sprinkle freshly grated coconut and serve it with hot rice and ghee.

Always apply oil to hand before peeling and chopping yam.The calcium oxalate present in yam peel is thought to be responsible for causing the itching sensation when it contacts the skin.
There are different varieties in yam.It nearly takes10-15 minutes to cook yam if you do it on stove top. If your yam is not cooked even after 15 minutes I suggest not to use that variety.

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