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BM# 63: Journey through the Cuisines 

Week 4: Kerala Cuisine 

Day 25: Y for Yam fry

Today’s letter was probably the easiest to decide. Y for Yam curry, that’s it — I didn’t even bother to look for more options. I love yam and always have a few frozen packets in the freezer.

There are quite a few different versions of yam fry online. Some were deep fried while some recipes needed marination, some had onion while some didn’t. I settled on Maria’s recipe with onion and garlic.

I loved this very flavorful and crispy fried yam. Served with rice and dal, this makes for a delicious meal. I made dal and Vellarikka curry for a filling Kerala meal.

Recipe from Maria’s Menu:

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Yam Fry Yum
A very simple Kerala style Yam fry. Tastes great with rice and dal.
Yam Fry
Course side dish
Cuisine kerala
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Yam Peeled & Chopped (I use frozen yam)
  • 1 Onion Small , finely choped
  • 2 cloves Garlic , finely minced
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • 2 tbsps Coconut Oil
  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 8 ~ 10 Curry leaves
  • To taste Salt Pepper &
  • 1 tsp Chili powder Red
Course side dish
Cuisine kerala
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
  • 2 cups Yam Peeled & Chopped (I use frozen yam)
  • 1 Onion Small , finely choped
  • 2 cloves Garlic , finely minced
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric
  • 2 tbsps Coconut Oil
  • ½ tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 8 ~ 10 Curry leaves
  • To taste Salt Pepper &
  • 1 tsp Chili powder Red
Yam Fry
Instructions
  1. If using raw yam, boil it until just tender. I microwaved the frozen yam for couple of minutes.
  2. Heat coconut oil in a pan, add the mustard seeds and once the seeds start to splutter, add the onion, garlic and curry leaves. Saute till onion turns golden.
  3. Add chili powder, salt and pepper. Next add the yam and mix well to coat with the spices.
  4. Cook on medium-low flame, stirring occasionally, until yam is crispy on the outside. Serve hot with rice.
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12 thoughts on “Yam Fry (Kerala Chena Mezhukkupuratty)”

  1. Well for me Y took up maximum time, eventually used an English word.the whole set up in the above clicks is like a magazine page, beautifully done.I am not a yam person so I have been scrolling up and down to admire the cicks with those sparkling serve ware.

  2. Same pinch. I tried the same thing too. Yam is the star ingredient today. Love it with coconut oil.

  3. I am yet to develop liking for yam but this fry looks absolutely wonderful.Love the setup ,props and clicks.

  4. The meal sounds wonderful. I remember when my mom used to make this for us..good pick for Y

  5. Yam can be cooked in such interesting ways. Love the way you made it. And of course, what better than yam for Y! Lovely setup and pics as always 🙂

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