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Sennai kizhanghu curry | yam curry recipe

by Jeyashri suresh
Yam Curry Recipe

Yam | Sennai kizhangu |Elephant foot , is one among my favorite vegetable but unfortunately my kids and Suresh doesn’t like this much and hence i don’t make this at home. I have already posted a recipe of Yam Tawa Fry. Last week during my stay at my mom’s place one of our childhood friend came to meet me and me, my friend and my sister had a super fun time, remembering our childhood memories. During our chatting session we were talking about the yam curry which my friend’s mom used to make for us. We decided to make it the next day as my sister was also a big fan of yam and her kids and hubby were not!! Amma cooked for the meal and my sister made this yam curry and of course i assisted her by clicking pictures to share with you all. 
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Yam curry

  Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 25Mins |   Serves : 3 to 4

    Yam|Sennai kizhanghu|Suran   1/2 kg
    Oil  2-3 tblsp
    Small Onion 7-8
    Garlic  2 pods
    Red Chilli     2-3
    Turmeric Powder 1/4 tsp
    Grated Coconut 1 Tbslp
    Fennel Seeds 2 tsp
    Cumin Seeds 1tsp
    Salt  As needed
    Mustard Seeds 1/4 tsp

Yam Curry


  • Cut the Yam into big cubes . Add little salt and turmeric powder and parboil the yam . Do not over cook. Let the pieces become firm .

Cut Yam

  • Drain the water in a colander.

Yam CookedYam par boiled

  • Grind onions, garlic,red chilli, fennel seeds and cumin seeds coarsely.

To grind
Ground masala

  • In a pan add oil and throw in the mustard seeds. Add the cooked Yam to this.
  • Fry them in medium flame till it becomes golden brown. Add salt to this.
  • Add the ground masala to this.

Yam Curry
Yam curry

  • Mix well and let it cook in a medium low flame for 10 minutes till the colour changes to nice golden brown colour.
  • Add grated coconut to this and mix well.


  • Switch off the flame. Sennai kizhangu curry is ready for serving.
  • My mom made Capsicum Sambar and this sennai kilanghu curry was a perfect combo for this.

Yam curry


  1. Coconut can be added while grinding.
  2. Red chilli powder can be added instead of red chillis.
  3. Black pepper can be added instead of red chilli powder.
  4. This curry can be made with raw banana or potato too.

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AparnaRajeshkumar December 26, 2013 - 10:06 am

I have not tried this version . sounds great.

Sowmya Madhavan December 26, 2013 - 11:27 am

my hubby loves yam..will try this recipe for sure..

S Venkatesh December 26, 2013 - 12:07 pm

I am sure the addition of the ground spices will make this curry very flavorful...looks delicious

Rafeeda AR December 26, 2013 - 12:16 pm

looks so yum... i love this with rice and gravy, so good...

Ramya Krishnamurthy December 26, 2013 - 12:31 pm

Yummy curry sis.my most fav

Veena Theagarajan December 26, 2013 - 1:33 pm

my mum makes this version too.but she grind the coconut too I too clicked when I was in India.. still draft 🙂 yours looks so tasty

Hari Chandana P December 27, 2013 - 1:51 pm

delicious and flavorful curry!!

Vimitha Anand December 28, 2013 - 3:51 pm

Flavorful curry for rice Jey...

Radha Natarajan December 28, 2013 - 5:31 pm

looks yummy!


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