Shallow Fried White Yam


Hello and welcome to my cooking corner again. Today I will be making a very simple, tasty, snack idea called Shallow Fried White Yam. It is very healthy and a great way to pass time. There are many varieties of yam available in the market like purple yam, Chinese yam, water yam. I have chosen white yam here. I make it frequently and I hope you too will like it. So let’s start—


  1. White Yam-250 gms
  2. Gram or Wheat Flour-150 gms
  3. Salt-According to taste
  4. Turmeric Powder-1/2 tsp
  5. Red Chilly Powder-1/2 tsp
  6. Coriander Powder-1/2 tsp
  7. Asafoetida-A pinch
  8. Garam Masala-1 tsp
  9. Dry Mango Powder-1 tsp
  10. Vegetable Oil-For shallow frying


Step 1

Wash, scrape and cut the yam into slightly thick roundels.

Step 2

Mix the yam pieces with gram or wheat flour, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, asafoetida,garam masala, coriander powder, dry mango powder. Toss everything so that the spice mix is well mixed with the yam pieces. In coating, you can use rice flour too.

Step 3

DSC03311.jpgTake a pan. Smear it with oil and shallow fry the yam roundels till cooked, slightly crisp and browned. If need be, cook the yam covered with a lid. Cook it on a medium flame for five minutes. Then increase the flame on high and cook for two minutes. Add some chat masala before serving.

Our Shallow Fried White Yam is done. Serve it with sweet onion dip or any other dip of your choice. Serve it as an accompaniment to lunch or dinner platters or have it as a snack with some tea.

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