Senaikkizhangu masala fry / Elephant yam fry

Written by: Shanthi Muthuvel

Yam is considered to be a healthy low-fat food and is a rich source of essential fatty acids (Omega-3 fatty acids) which are known to increase the good cholesterol levels in the blood.
Senaikkizhangu masala fry

Ingredients:

      • 1/4 kg – Yam/Senai kizhangu (Cut like finger chips pieces)
      • 2 tbsp – Oil
      • 1/4 tsp – Mustard seeds
      • 5nos – Curry leaves
      • 1 pinch – Asafoetida

For grinding:

      • 6 to 7 clove - Garlic
      • 1 tsp - Fennel seeds(perunjeeragam)
      • 1 tsp – Peppercorns
      • 1 tbsp – Red chili powder
      • 1 tsp - Turmeric powder
      • Salt as needed

Senaikkizhangu masala fry Process

Preparation method:

  1. Cook yam pieces in water for 5 to 6 minutes (till they are 3/4th cooked). Drain the water and allow them to cool.
  2. Grind all the items given for grinding to fine paste with just enough water. Marinate yam pieces with ground masala for 10 minutes.
  3. Heat oil in a pan,splutter mustard seed,curry leaves and a pinch asafoetida. Add marinated yam pieces and fry nicely without stirring much; because too much stirring will break yam into pieces. Cook until oil separates then remove yam pieces alone and discard excess oil.

Senaikkizhangu masala fry

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