May 22, 2013

Kanda Kura ~ Elephant Yam Curry Recipe

Kanda Gadda Koora ~ Simple Elephant Yam Fry Recipe: 
Preparation & Cooking Time : 25 mins
Serves: 4 persons


Chopped Elephant Yam: 2 cups
Onion: 2 small sized
Sambar Powder: 1 and 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder : 1/2 tsp
Mustard Seeds: 1/2 tsp
Chana Dal: 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal: 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves: 1 sprig
Red Chilli Powder to taste
Salt to taste
Oil: 2 tbsp


1. Wash, peel and chop the yam into medium cubes. 

2. In a saucepan, add the yam, turmeric powder, salt and water and cook until yam pieces are tender. Drain and set aside.

3. Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds, chana dal and urad dal and let them splutter. Add the curry leaves and fry for a couple of seconds.

4. Add the length wise chopped onions and fry until translucent. 

5. Now add the cooked yam, red chilli powder and sambar powder to it. 

6. Sprinkle a handful of water and mix well. Cook without the lid on a low flame for 10 minutes. 

7. If the curry sticks to the pan, add little more water. Stir occasionally. 

8. Adjust the salt and switch off the flame. Serve hot with rice.

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