Wednesday, May 7

Senaikizhangu Kuzhambu ( A gravy with yam)


Ingredients

senaikizhangu (elephant yam)- chopped into cubes ,1 cup
onions- 2 chopped finely
oil-2tbsp

To grind

ginger- 1" piece
garlic- 3-4 cloves
green chilli-1
cashews-5
khuskhus- 3/4 tsp
coriander seeds- 2 tsp
cumin seeds-1 tsp
coconut(grated)- 3 tsp
turmeric powder- 1/4 tsp
chilli powder- 1 tsp or acc to taste
garam masala powder-1/2 tsp
salt to taste

For garnishing

corainder and mint leaves- a few chopped finely

Method

Wash, peel the yam and chop it into cubes. (Elephant yam is not available in our area and so I buy it frozen, in which the vegetable has been already chopped into cubes). Grind all the above ingredients to a very fine paste by adding water.
Heat oil in a pan and add finely chopped onions( Using chopped sambar onions or shallots gives more taste). Fry for some time till the onions become transparent and add the ground masala and the vegetable. Saute for a minute and add 1 - 1 1/2 cups of water. simmer the flame and partly cover the pan with a lid. cook till the vegetable is cooked and the gravy becomes thick and oil comes on top . Garnish with very finely chopped coriander and mint leaves. Serve hot with rice.
note:
You can cook this using chicken , mutton or soya chunks(meal maker) too.

21 comments:

Uma said...

looks delicious. I usually use yam in sambar. new recipe to me. Yummy!

sra said...

Hey Prema, how are you?

Jyothsna said...

How have you been, Prema?

Jamie said...

Prema, this looks great! I wouldn't even know how to begin to pronounce the name, but I don't need to pronounce it to eat it right? Thanks for the recipe!

kamala said...

I never made senaikizhangu kuzhambu.I only fry.Sure i will try Prema.Thanks for dropping by my blog.

easycrafts said...

Never tried adding yam to sambar...good idea

Sia said...

prema, that one dish is really difficult to pronounce;) looks delicious in every way. i am bit allergic to elephant yam and usually keep them in sour butter milk to reduce its itchiness. do u have same problem with the frozen one?

Cham said...

Senaikizhangu Kuzhambu looks delicious and different. I make it with tamarind but not this way, sure this one is yummy with coconut.Good one to share Prema.

Vanamala said...

Oh this new to me..Usually i dont bring yam. But will try it once.
Nice pic...

Revathi said...

I can definitely try some !

Divya Vikram said...

nice kuzhambu..havent tried this..will try it soon

Richa said...

gravy looks very good, Prema!

Asha said...

Love the color and ingredients of that gravy Prema, looks gorgeous. Will try!:)

indosungod said...

Prema, great to hear from you again. That gravy looks awesome, I was just going to say it would taste awesome with chicken and saw your note.

Jamie said...

Prema, I have tagged you for a Picture MeMe just in case you wanted to play along!

Kalai said...

New use for yam! I love the look of that kuzhambu, Prema... Simply divine! :)

Seema said...

Nice one Prema...Liked the gravy colour!

Shankari said...

wow..looks like a NV dish. Supera irruku. I have soy nuggets..shd try

Mugdha said...

hello prema...i am very new to tamil nadu and married to a tamil guy...i am from maharashtra...
cooking tamil dishes is a Herculean task for me..
thanks to you and your recipies..
y'day i made yam kuzhambu and it turned out to be great!
My husband complemented me...
Thanks a ton and may god bless you :)

Geethakrishnan said...

Another superhit recipe amongst my friends. Thanks a lot! It was really tasty.

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