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.


  1. Replies
    1. Guru thank you for the recipe though it did not come out as good as yours but we liked at home.

  2. Sathya! Yam is one of my favorite veggies. I used to make it quite bland... so glad you posted this yummy recipe. Can't wait to try this out. Will keep you posted.