Monday 7 October 2013

Yam Fry / Yam Tawa Roast / Senai kizhangu Roast -- South Indian Style

Here is a South Indian Style Yam Roast made healthy by shallow frying method!. 

Yam is very tasty and a nutritious vegetable; rich in vitamins & minerals (especially B6 and also very high in potassium, magnesium and phosphorous).

With its low glycemic index content, it is good for diabetics in maintaining the glucose levels normal. It is a also natural cure for constipation and irregular bowel movements.

So eat Yam / Senai kizhangu in a healthy way for its nutritional benefits.

Serves - 3 to 4 persons


Yam - 250 grams (medium sized piece)
Thick tamarind extract - 2 tsp + 1 tsp extra
Red chilli powder - 1½ tsp (Adjust according to your spice level)
Turmeric powder - 1 tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Salt - to taste
Oil - 2 to 3 tbsp


Peel the outer skin and cut into slices (not thin or thick).

Boil water along with turmeric powder, salt and a tsp tamarind extract . 

(Adding tamarind juice while cooking yam is to prevent / reduce the itchy nature)

Add the yam slices and allow to cook till it is soft but holds the shape. Drain yam and keep aside.

Take a wide bowl and add red chilli powder, turmeric powder, tamarind extract and salt; just enough water to make fine thick paste.

Apply this masala on both sides of the sliced yam without breaking it and keep aside.

Heat oil in a flat bottom pan or tawa, place the yam and turn on both the sides until the yam become golden brown in colour (do this in medium flame).

Serve hot. This will be a best accompaniment for rice with sambar, rasam or curd.


You can also add garam masala and ginger garlic paste for different taste.


  1. Wow! Yam fry looks delicious Poornimal.. Amazing clicks too :-)

  2. My hubbys fav dish.. looks fantastic..

  3. Amazing roast Poornima... looks so yammy ;-)

  4. Am drooling over that yam fry, love this with some rasam rice.

  5. I love yam fry but i dont make it. I want to eat it right now.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. tempting roast n love this pan fried version...

  7.'m missing this here..mouth watering clicks..


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