Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Yam Curry - South Indian Style

I am not a great fan of yams or sweet potatoes. The other at Sangeeta Sunnyvale the chef got us the special sweet potatoes curry. I totally flipped after tasting it so decided to make it for dinner today.

Yams and Sweet Potatoes - 3 nos
Grated coconut (I used frozen)
Tamrind paste - 1 tsp
Ginger - finely chopped
Green chilli - according to your taste
Curry leaves - couple

Mustard Seeds
Coconut oil


Step 1: Boil the yams in pressure cooker / pan for 1 whistle.
Step 2: Peel and chop them into big pieces.
Step 3: In a wok / kadai - add some coconut oil and let it heat. Now add the mustard seeds and let it pop, now add curry leaves, ginger and the yams.
Step 4: Saute till they have slight brown color.
Step 5: Add tamrind paste, salt and coconut. Saute for a min and put in serving dish.

Serve with rice and sambar / rasam, and Indian breads.

Do not over boil the yams or sweet potatoes.
Just give it 3 mins in microwave. Since I did mine in pressure cooker it was a little mushy. I would prefer it little more al dente.
Make sure to use coconut oil as that is what adds the taste.