Senai kizhangu curry | Elephant foot yam recipe

Senai kizhangu curry | Elephant foot yam recipe – step by step preparation is given below. It is an Andhra style curry served as side dish along with Phulkas Puri parathas and  white rice  It is called as senai kizhangu in tamil, elephant foot yam in English and Suran in Hindi.

Senai kizhangu is high in fibre and is considered to be a healthy low-fat food. So it is said to promote weight loss. It is a rich source of essential fatty acids which are known to increase the good cholesterol levels in blood. The elephant foot yam is widely used in the treatment of patients suffering from piles. Senai kizhangu offers special health benefits to people with diabetes as it has a very low glycemic index. It is a good source of vitamin B6, potassium, magnesium and phosphorous and has traces of minerals like selenium, zinc and copper. It is of greatcinavalue according to Ayurveda. To know more about its value click – elephant foot yam nutrition and values

It is itchy in nature. Precaution to avoid itching:-

  • You can apply oil in your hands while cutting to avoid itching.
  • Boil Senai kizhangu in tamarind water to minimise the irritation.
  • Deep frying in oil also reduces irritation.

Senai kizhangu curry | Elephant foot yam recipe – Ingredients:-

  • elephant foot yam / Senai kizhangu – 300 grams
  • onion – 1 cup (chopped)
  • ginger garlic paste / inji poondu viludhu – 1 tsp
  • tomato – 1 cup (chopped)
  • turmeric powder / manjal podi – 1/2 tsp
  • red chilly powder / milagai podi – 1 tsp
  • fennel seeds-cumin seeds powder / sombu seeraga podi – 1 tsp
  • salt – to taste
  • coconut paste- 2 tblsps

For tempering:-

  • oil – 1 tsp
  • mustard seeds / kadugu – 1/2 tsp
  • cumin seeds / seeragam – 1/2 tsp

Method:-

1. Remove the skin and chop elephant foot yam into one inch square pieces as shown below.

Chopped elephant foot yam
Chopped elephant foot yam

2. Boil enough water in a container with half a tsp of tamarind paste and salt for 5 minutes in medium flame.

Elephant foot yam in boiling water with tamarind and salt
Elephant foot yam in boiling water with tamarind and salt

3. Drain water when elephant foot yam gets cooked.

Water drained aftercooking elephant foot yam
Water drained aftercooking elephant foot yam

4. Heat one tsp of oil in a fry pan. Add mustard and cumin seeds. When it splutters add chopped onion and fry.

Frying chopped onion
Frying chopped onion

5. Add ginger garlic paste once when onions turns pale. Fry for few minutes

Ginger garlic paste added
Ginger garlic paste added

6. Next add chopped tomatoes and sauté.

Chopped tomatoes added
Chopped tomatoes added

7. Once when tomatoes turn mushy add turmeric powder, red chilly powder, fennel seeds-cumin seeds powder and salt.

Spice powders added
Spice powders added

8. Mix well and add a cup of water. Allow it to boil in medium flame.

Water added
Water added

9. When gravy boils well add ground coconut paste.

Coconut paste added
Coconut paste added

10. Keep in medium flame and add cooked elephant foot yam.

Cooked elephant foot yam added
Cooked elephant foot yam added

11. Mix well, keep in low flame for 2 minutes, check for salt and switch off the stove. Transfer to a serving bowl and serve as side dish for chappathis and parathas.

Senai kizhangu curry | Elephant foot yam recipe
Senai kizhangu curry | Elephant foot yam recipe

 

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