Spicy Yam Curry


Hello and welcome dear friends to my cozy cooking corner. Today I’m sharing a delicious curry recipe of yam patties dipped in onion and tomato gravy. It’s a wholesome recipe and goes well with steamed rice, lentils or just rice alone. It is made more in the rural areas of northern India and is sure to delight us all. So let’s start with it—

Ingredients:-For the gram flour batter

  1. Gram Flour or  Besan -1 cup.
  2. Salt – According to taste.
  3. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  4. Asafoetida – A pinch.
  5. Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp.

For the curry

  1. Yam – 250 gms.
  2. Onions(made into a fine paste) – 2.
  3. Cumin – 1 tsp.
  4. Kasuri Methi – A pinch.
  5. Turmeric Powder – 1 tsp.
  6. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Ginger-Garlic Paste – 1 tsp.
  8. Cumin Powder – 1 tsp.
  9. Tomato Puree – 1 tbsp.
  10. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  11. Vegetable or Subzi Masala – 1 tsp.(optional).
  12. Dry Mango or Amchoor Powder – 1 tsp.
  13. Salt – (According to taste).


Step 1

Scrape, wash and cut the yam pieces in medium-sized squares. Now blanch them for five minutes or till half done.

Step 2 

Now make the gram flour batter. For that, take a bowl. Add the given amounts of gram flour, salt, red chilly powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida,garam masala and using water make a thick batter out of it. Coat the yam pieces in it and shallow fry them till golden browned.

IMG_3746.jpgStep 3 

Take a kadhai. Add vegetable oil and splutter a pinch of cumin and kasuri methi in it. When it crackles add firstly turmeric powder, cumin powder, red chilly powder,ginger-garlic paste,garam masala and fry them for a minute. Now add the tomato puree and then add the onion paste. You can add chopped green chilies as well. Fry the masalas for two to four minutes and then add some dry mango or amchoor powder and some salt. Next, add the required amount of water for the gravy and after boiling it for two minutes drop in the fried yams. Simmer it for ten minutes.

Our Spicy Yam curry is done. Serve it with steamed rice, plain dal, chapatis or pooris.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!



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Hi! I am Abha Jha and I welcome you all heartily to my blog. Cooking has been my passion for the better part of my life. I was brought up knowing the traditional Indian style of cooking from my ancestral home. I wish to pass on this treasure trove of delightful, easy and yummy recipes to foodies and budding chefs alike. I also love experimenting with food and discovering world cuisine. I wish to keep discovering amazing new recipe's and showcasing them with the world.

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