Apr 20, 2008

Yam Masiyal - chena masiyal - Suran Masiyal

Chena Masiyal - Tamil name for this recipe. Here is the recipe.


  1. Yam - 2 cups (randomly chopped)
  2. Green chillies - 1 or 2
  3. Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
  4. Oil - 1/2 tsp
  5. Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
  6. Asafoetida powder - a pinch
  7. Urad dhall - 1/2 tsp
  8. lemon Juice - 2 tbsp ( or acc to taste)
  9. Salt to taste
  10. Curry leaves - few

First take a wide pan, pre heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters add urad dhall, green chillies, asafoetida powder, curry leaves and fry it till it becomes golden brown. Now add the chopped yam to it and pour required amount of water, add turmeric powder and salt and let it cook for 15 mts. The yam should be finely cooked. When its fully cooked mash it with the spatula. Turn off the stove and let it cool for few more mts. After few mts., add the lemon juice to it and mix everything well. This is also another side dish which will go nicely with kootu rice, or molagootal rice. Try this and lemme know your comments


Anonymous said...

What does the word 'masiyal' mean? Masala or ......

Vidhya said...

Masiyal means something we mash. Any vegetable we mash and do the curry that is called masiyal.

Radioactive Android said...

You can also try it with Butternut Squash. I made it today and it was nice :)

kittymatti said...

very nice :) My mil taught me this recipe, nice to see yr post