Pidi Karunai, also known as Indian yam or lesser yam, is a tuberous vegetable that belongs to the yam family. In Tamil, the term “pidi” refers to the size of our fist, which accurately describes the vegetable’s size. Therefore, the name “Pidi Karunai” is used to refer to it. This versatile vegetable is highly valued for its medicinal properties.
Pidi Karunai Kizhangu VaruvalCooks in 70 minutesDifficulty: Easy
Varuval is a popular South Indian dish that involves stir-frying the vegetable with spices until it is crispy and flavorful. This dish pairs well with other South Indian staples like Rasam or Curd rice.
Karunai Kizhangu (Yam) KuzhambuCooks in 70 minutesDifficulty: Easy
This kuzhambu can be served with hot rice. Grilled Appalam is the best combination for this Kuzhambu rice.