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Yam fry(tawa method) | sehnaikizhangu varuval

by Jeyashri suresh
This recipe of yam fry i learnt from my friend . It is surely a treat for yam lovers,like me. Yes me and my Varsha are a big fan of yam .And this method consumes less oil and even my hubby who is not a big fan of yam also liked this. Check out my sennai kizhangu curry and yam kola urundai too.

Yam fry (tawa method)

  Preparation Time : 15 mins + standing time 1 hour| Cooking Time : 25 Mins |Serves: 2-3

     Yam  250 gms
     Sambar powder  1 tblsp
     Thick tamarind extract   2 tblsp
     Salt  as needed
     Asafoetida  2 pinches
     Oil    2 tblsp
     Curry leaves  few
     Turmeric powder  1/4 tsp


yam fry

  • Cut the yam into thin slices,by removing the thick skin and put this in water. You can use the potato slicer too.
  • Add salt,turmeric powder and asfoedita(hing) to it and boil for 5 mins. Check to it ,it should not be overcooked. the pieces should be firm after boiling it.
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  • Once it is done,drain the excess water and allow the yam slices to dry completely.
  • Ensure that it should not contain any water.You can even pat the slices with kitchen towels.
  • Add sambhar powder to it. Take a thick extract from presoaked tamarind.Add to the yam slices and mix well to get a nice coating of the mixture with the yam.
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  • Keep it in the fridge for 1 –2 hours. Normally i make this for a weekday lunch,so i do it the previous night and keep in the fridge.
  • Heat a tawa and add a tblsp of oil and spread the yam slices in that. When it is done on oneside flip over on the otherside. Repeat this for the rest of the slices.
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  • Transfer to serving bowl and add curry leaves to it. Serve as an accompaniment for simple Tomato Rasam.

yam fry

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RAKS KITCHEN November 11, 2009 - 7:02 am

I have made only once,but dint clicked,this one looks very tempting,will try buying next time I go mustafa 🙂

Rohini November 11, 2009 - 8:00 am

Sure looks Worth a try! I never buy yam fearing the throat-itch.. But this time I'll surely buy this and try out!! 🙂

Pari November 11, 2009 - 8:13 am

This looks simple to make, btw what is perungayam?

Sushma Mallya November 11, 2009 - 8:13 am

so easy and really a delicious crsipy fry…nice click too jeyashri

admin November 11, 2009 - 8:52 am

Rohini adding tamarind extract rids away the throat itch

Pari,sorry for not giving the english name for perungayam.It is hing/asfoeditia.

Chitra November 11, 2009 - 8:55 am

Nice click, i too tried once but in a different way.will surely try this 🙂

priya November 11, 2009 - 11:25 am

looks so yummy and delicious….love to have it with curd rice!

Sarah Naveen November 11, 2009 - 12:31 pm

Wow!!! Superb Yam Fry!!!!
Excellent pics too…

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine November 11, 2009 - 2:36 pm

Looks so good, i make only curry & masiyal with Senai. Have tasted deep fried ones in marriages but this one looks very interesting without deep frying. Bookmarked.

Padhu November 11, 2009 - 3:29 pm

Never tried this.Looks good .

My cooking experiments November 11, 2009 - 3:33 pm

A new one for me.I used to do potato the same way.A good idea to make yam this way too.As usual great click!

Sangeetha Subhash November 11, 2009 - 5:26 pm

Wow!!Looks super delicious and crispy ..Nice presentation!!

Priya November 11, 2009 - 5:37 pm

Just love this…very tempting fry..

SE(Denufood) November 11, 2009 - 6:13 pm

seems to be very simple..I should give it a try..

Gulmohar November 12, 2009 - 3:19 am

Yes yes…I love yam fries..We make it in a different way…yours look delicious 🙂

Tina November 12, 2009 - 5:37 am

Yam is ma fav….This looks fabulous.

Vidya Rao November 12, 2009 - 12:55 pm

Congrats on the award and yam looks like a hearty treat!

Sandhya Hariharan November 12, 2009 - 3:25 pm

OOh this luks yumm…
I m not a fan of Yam yet… I have been quite fussy kid.. so never tried many of the veggies:)

Glas ur daughter liked the AlooMethi paratha…

Laavanya November 12, 2009 - 8:53 pm

I love senaikizhangu too but unfortunately we only get the frozen variety here. Looks perfect.

Mythreyi Dilip November 12, 2009 - 10:04 pm

Yam fry looks fabulous, even i do in the same way but i use chilly powder instead of sambhar powder.

Home Cooked Oriya Food November 13, 2009 - 3:17 am

looks so yum!

Kitchen Flavours November 13, 2009 - 5:48 am

I never tasted yam till now…this fry looks yum…i think i must start using that veggie…congrats on u r award….

Lasha November 13, 2009 - 8:40 am

My friend used to bring this kind of yum when i was on job. But I never tried. MMMM…now got the recipe for me to try immediately. thank you…

my kitchen November 17, 2009 - 6:53 am

I never tried,will try soon,Yam fry Makes me hungry

SJs Food Court June 21, 2013 - 5:43 am

I simply love this one! I often make it for free-time munching 🙂

Chithra M April 30, 2014 - 2:03 am

when i searched for senai and chenai i couldnt find. may be you can have more link words other than yam.


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