Apr 20, 2008

Suran Curry - Yam Curry

Chenakezhangu - This is how we call this ham in tamil. I love this curry very much. After my marriage, whenever I go to my mom's place, my patti make is curry. Chena mezhukkupuratti - this is how she calls it. Here is the recipe.


  1. Yam (chenakezhangu) - 2 cups (chopped into small cubes)
  2. Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Oil - 1 tbsp
  5. Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  6. Coconut Oil - 1 1/2tbsp

These are the required ingredients to make this curry. Very important ingredient we need including all the above is "Patience". If we need this curry very very crispier, then we need patience. First take a wide pan, pre heat the oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters add the chopped yam to it. Pour required amount of water, put turmeric powder and salt and let the yam cook for nearly 20 mts. It takes that much time to cook. Make sure it is just cooked. Do not over cook. When it is tender, drain the excess water. Now add the coconut oil to it and mix it thoroughly. Reduce the heat to low and let it cook for more that 20 mts. Because, in order to become crispier, yam needs to be cooked in low flame and we need to stir it occasionally. When it is done, we can hear the crispy sound from the pan. This is also a side dish which goes well with sambar rice, rasam rice.

Now a days people are more health conscious. We can avoid using coconut oil, instead use olive oil or even pam spray will do the trick. I have never tried with olive oil or pam spray. coconut oil gives wonderful aroma of the vegetable we use. Try this and lemme know your comments


Anonymous said...

You know, we Bengalis hardly eat yam. Reason? hmmmm.... don't know. But I will try this out.

By the way, whose photograph have you put in your place? Hubby dear?..

Vidhya said...

c.mon sangeetha. This is actor Kamalhassan. I like his movies. The reason bengalis dont eat yam may be it creates more gas. :-)

Anonymous said...

Oh no, I could not recognise Kamal Hassan. I am also a big fan of his.