Sunday, September 27, 2015

Senai kilangu varuval

Senai Kilangu (Tamil) ,Suran (Hindi), elephant yam  spicy roast / pan fried yam.
This root vegetable is one of the most favorites in many Indian houses. We cherish this as  a quick side dish with sambar rice. Hope you all love this :)

Frozen yam from Indian grocery store.

Ingredients :
Senai kilangu - 1/4 kg
Oil - 2 tbsp
red chilly powder -1 tsp
coriander powder - 2 tsp
turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
salt - 1 tsp (to taste)
pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
fennel (sombu) - 1 tsp
curry leaf - few

Buy fresh or frozen suran. Chop the suran into small cubes (or put the frozen suran in water for an hour to defrost it). Mix all the powders, salt with suran and keep aside.
Heat oil in a frying wok.
Let the fennel  get red. Put the curry leaf. Then add the suran pieces.
Saute for a minute. Sprinkle a handful of water and cook covered in low flame for about 10 minutes.
Stir in between. Check if it is cooked. Then open the lid and stir for a  few more minutes till it gets mildly crispy on outside.
Senai kilangu varuval is ready !

Serving suggestion:
Serve as side dish with rice and any curry or simply with curd rice.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Happy Vinayagar Chathurthi !

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Wishing all a very happy Vinayagar Chathurthi !

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