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Yam Curry

- Submitted by Dahlia on 12th Dec 2011

(Suran Curry, Chena Curry, Karunai Kilangu Kulambu)

Yam Curry


  • Elephant Foot Yam (Suran, Chena) - 1 lb (cut into small cubes)
  • Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
  • Yogurt - 1/2 cup (beaten)
  • Tomato - 1 (pureed)
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Red Chilly Powder - 1 tsp
  • Coriander Powder - 1 tsp
  • Cumin Powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Dry Red Chilies -  2
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Cilantro - handful (finely chopped)


  1. Heat oil in a pan/pressure cooker. Add the dry red chillies and splutter the cumin seeds.
  2. Add the chopped onions and fry till it sweats.
  3. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry for a minute.
  4. Next add the yam pieces. 
  5. Add about 1 cup of water, salt and turmeric powder. Cook till the yam is soft and almost mash. This will take about 20 minutes in a normal pan or 2 whistles in a pressure cooker.
  6. Now add the tomato puree and all the dry spice powders. Fry for few minutes.
  7. Add the beaten yogurt and required water. Add more salt if needed.
  8. Cook for another 5-10 minutes stirring constantly.
  9. Finally add chopped cilantro and switch off. The tasty yam curry is ready for serving.

Serving Suggestion

  • Serve the yam curry with white rice or chapatti.

Yam Curry

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Comments (8)

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Yummy recipe! I had never thought of such recipes yet, now one more delicious recipe is added to my daily cooking list. I would love to share some important facts about milk too which can help you in cooking about milk.
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Thank You.
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i was searching for yam recipes, as yam is my fav,, I found it now and it looks interesting.. I will try it today..
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This tastes great!!! Try it...
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yes... it tastes really great... thank u for the recipe...
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Glad to hear that.. Enjoy!!
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Just made this for tea, it was delish!. although i didnt have any, so used some other veg.
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Comment by Niveditha Ramalingam
        Tried this for lunch today for rice and the combination was pretty good...moreover, i used frozen yams which cut off the needed work very much...keep continuing the good work, so proud of you!!!
Reply :-
       Hi Niveditha, Thanks for trying the recipe and leaving your comments!!

Comment by kishin mirpuri
         which yams r you talking abt, kindly gv more details.
         tks rgds
Reply :-
         I've used Elephant foot yam also known as suran or chena kilangu.

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