yam gravy recipe | pidi karunai masala curry

yam gravy recipe | pidi karunai masala curry is a tasty side dish for parathas, dry roti, puri, naan and kulcha, prepared in North Indian style with onion, garlic, tomatoes, coconut milk, cumin seeds, red chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, tamarind paste and salt. Garnished with butter and cilantro. We have already prepared Karunai kizhangu puzhi kuzhambu

This yam gravy can be served as side dish along with  PhulkasNaan breadPunjabi Kulcha and  parathas.

Ingredients:- (200 ml cup used)

  • pidi karunai / yam – 300 grams
  • onion – 1 (finely chopped)
  • garlic / poondu – 15 cloves (chopped)
  • tomato – 1 (finely chopped)
  • veg oil – 1 tsp
  • cumin seeds / seeragam – 1 tsp
  • red chilly powder / milagai podi – 1 tsp
  • coriander powder / malli podi – 1 tsp
  • turmeric powder / manjal podi – 1/4 tsp
  • tamarind paste / puzhi – 1 tsp Tamarind Paste Preparation
  • salt / uppu – to taste
  • coconut milk – 1 cup
Pidi karunai / yam
Pidi karunai / yam
Chopped onion, garlic and tomatoes
Chopped onion, garlic and tomatoes
Red chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, tamarind paste and salt
Red chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, tamarind paste and salt

Method:-

1. Cook pidi karunai with required water in a pressure cooker for one whistle. Once pressure is released open, remove skin, chop it into circular pieces and keep it ready.

Cooked and sliced pidi karunai kizhangu
Cooked and sliced pidi karunai kizhangu

2. Extract one cup of coconut milk and keep it ready.

Coconut milk
Coconut milk

3. Heat one tsp of veg oil in a fry pan. Add cumin seeds when it is hot.

Cumin seeds in hot oil
Cumin seeds in hot oil

4. When it splutters add chopped onion and sauté.

Chopped onion added
Chopped onion added

5. When it turns pale add chopped garlic and sauté. Next add chopped tomatoes ad sauté.

Chopped garlic and tomatoes added
Chopped garlic and tomatoes added

6. When tomatoes becomes mushy add all the spice powder along with salt and tamarind paste and mix well.

Spices, salt and tamarind paste added
Spices, salt and tamarind paste added
Spices mixed well
Spices mixed well

7. Add one cup of water, close with a lid and cook well all the ingredients together.

Water added
Water added

8. Now add cooked and sliced pidi karunai kizhangu to it.

Cooked pidi karunai kizhangu added
Cooked pidi karunai kizhangu added

9. Leave it in medium flame for 2-3 minutes till gravy becomes thick.

Gravy became thick
Gravy became thick

10. Finally add coconut milk and keep in low flame for 1-2 minutes.

Coconut milk added
Coconut milk added

11. Switch off no transfer to a serving bowl. Garnish with little butter and chopped coriander. This can be served as side dish with parathas, naan, kulcha and roti.

yam gravy recipe | pidi karunai masala curry
yam gravy recipe | pidi karunai masala curry

 

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