Spicy Yam Curry

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).

STEPS.

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 chillies 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 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 every one .Till then healthy cooking,happy living!!!

 

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Yam Fritters.

Ingredients:-

  1. Yam – 250 gms.
  2. Gram Flour or Besan – 250 gms.
  3. Salt – According to taste.
  4. Dry mango or amchoor powder – 1 tbsp.
  5. Asafoetida or hing – A pinch.
  6. Red chilly powder – 1 tsp.
  7. Turmeric powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Chaat masala[optional] – A pinch.
  9. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.

STEPS.

Step 1 – Scrape, wash and cut the yam into thin strips and blanch it in a saucepan.

Step 2 – When the yam is firm but cooked remove it from gas and let it cool.

Step 3 – Now take a vessel, add to it the given amounts of gram flour or besan, salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, dry mango or amchoor powder, asafoetida or hing, garam masala powder and make a smooth batter of it with water.

Step 4 – Now heat oil in a wok . Dip the yam pieces in the batter and release in hot oil .Deep fry the yam until lightly browned. The fritters are done.

Step 5 – Remove on tissue paper. Garnish by sprinkling some chaat masala and serve with tomato or green chilly ketchup, green chutney, hummus, mayonnaise or other such dips.

I hope you will all like this crunchy recipe. Do try it at home and share your comments and feedback and ask queries if any. It is a simple,tasty dish which can be had like a snack in the evening or can be used as a side dish when taking lunch or dinner.Have a great week friends.Till then be happy and cook beauties!!!