Monday, August 16, 2010

Oven Roasted Elephant Yam

I havent tasted elephant Yam for a long time after I got itching all over my hand while cutting it . Now suddenly got to taste in a wedding lunch and I am so fallen in love with it.
I just got introduced to this veggie and trust me you will fall in love too .My pictures wouldnt have done justice to this but it tasted so well , that crispy outer layer with meaty texture inside will no longer make me crave for non veg.
This has alreadt started making its way to my kitchen every sunday.:)...



Ingrdients :
Elephant Yam - 1 cup
Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp.
Lime juice - 1 tsp.
Corn flour - 1 tsp.
Chilli powder - 1 tbsn.
Coriander powder - 1 tbsn.
Garam masala - 1 tsp.
Salt to taste .

Method :

  • Cut elephant yam into meidum thick slices like a brittania biscuit.( sorry cant think of anything else).Please wear hand gloves while cutting to avoid the juice of the yam coming in contact with your skin . This is damn itchy.
  • Put in water and bring it to couple of boils.Make sure it doesnt get mushy . If you poke with fork , it should poke easily but still firm.
  • Then drain it in a strainer and sprinkle all the ingredients and mix it thoroughly so as to coat the pieces well.
  • Now grease a baking tray and arrange these slices and brush the pieces with oil. 
  • Bake it a 180 degrees for 15 mins and then turn to grill mode and grill it for 8 mins or until it gets crispy.
Notes :
  • Adding lime juice and turmeric is essential to prevent your throat from itching.
  • Add generous amount of salt and chilli powder , you can also add your choice of spices.
  • Serve immediately out of the oven or it get soggy. You can bake it a while ago and grill it before you serve is also a good opiton.

27 comments:

Sushma Mallya said...

Its been ages since i had yam, this fry look so crispy and yummy as well as healthy

jeyashrisuresh said...

i am agreat fan of yam. will try this soon. looks very delicious and new version to me

asiya omar said...

looks yummy and crispy.

Krishnaveni said...

me too, afraid of itching by this yam, will try your method, picture looks tempting

Akila said...

That looks so lovely and delicious....

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Very tempting recipe
and healthy
Deepa

Hamaree Rasoi

An Open Book said...

u know what...i ahve no ida what elephant yam is...shame i know..
this looks nice an crunchy

Padhu said...

Nice and crispy .Next time I should wear a gloves .I do not prepare this often though I love it for the itching it causes.Even If I apply sesame seed oil it itches. Thanks for the oil free version

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

looks superrrr!!

Ms.Chitchat said...

Loved the texture of the yam curry. I love it crispy on the outside and sort of mushy on the inside, ur version gives me this taste. Bookmarked.

GEETHA ACHAL said...

Me too love it...Its so cripsy...Love it...Sure try to do it...

Gulmohar said...

One of our fav veggies..too bad that we do not get them fresh here...

Nitha said...

Love the way my mom fries it.. This reciep sounds similar..

Vasavi Suresh said...

Looks simply delicious. Nice pics.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Great fan of this yam. Lovely fries and healthy too as you make it in oven.

aipi said...

that looks tempting n i don't even like yams :)

Yummy Team said...

I am a big fans of yams..Will surely try this yam roast sometime..

Ammu said...

Healthy & awesome fry.

Sayantani said...

love yams and this is a very apt recipe to try this season. looks crunchy.

Chitra said...

I miss those chips (friend ones).
This must be good too. Thank you for the recipe.

Mahi said...

Nice recipe pavithra! Here i get only frozen yam.

super-a irukku! yummmmm! :P

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Uma said...

interesting yam recipe..
try applying few drops of oil while cutting suran.. it works for me..

s said...

Oh no the pic looks great...yummy snack ..great texture.

Satrupa said...

Thanks for following me .... U too have a lovely space. I was not a big fan of yam till now but this recipe sure looks delicious. I will try this out soon.

Cheers n Happy Cooking,
Satrupa
http://satrupa-foodforthought.blogspot.com

SS blogs here said...

Wow, this is new to me. Good to have your notes and warnings about the itching! :D Cheers!

Mriganayani said...

I can't even remember when I last ate this - but I want to eat it now after seeing the pics. Will look out for this on my next market trip.