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Senai (Yam) Curry

This yam (senai or suran) curry is made with Yam, Onion and Tomato. This is usually served with rice as a side dish.

Senai (Yam) Curry

Recipe rating: N/A
Recipe by S Kamala Cuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes

This yam (senai or suran) curry is made with Yam, Onion and Tomato. This is usually served with rice as a side dish.

Ingredients

  • Yam – 1 big piece

  • Onion – 1 Big

  • Tomato – 1 fully ripe

  • Sambar Powder – 2 teaspoons

  • Turmeric Powder – a pinch

  • Curry Leaves – few

  • Oil – 2 tablespoon

  • Mustard – ½ teaspoon

  • Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon

  • Asafoetida powder – a pinch

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste

Directions

  • Wash and remove the skin from yam and cut it into medium size pieces. (You can also use frozen yam pieces.)
  • Put it in a pan and add enough water and cook it till soft.  Or pressure cook for two whistles. Drain the excess water after cooking.
  • Finely chop the onion and tomato.
  • In a pan add the oil and when the oil is hot add mustard.
  • When the mustard pops, add urad dhal and fry till it turns light brown.
  • Add asafoetida, chopped onion and curry leaves. Fry them well.
  • Then add chopped tomatoes and fry until the tomato is mashed well.
  • Add sambar powder, turmeric powder and salt and stir.
  • Then add cooked yam pieces and stir gently and cook till it is dry.
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