Yam Fry | Karunai Kilangu | Senai Kilangu Fry recipe

Side Dishes

Yam (Karunai Kilangu or Senai Kilangu in Tamil) has numerous health benefits. There are so many ways people prepare this fry. I tried one of the South Indian specials. It’s rich in fiber, reduces bad cholesterol level and increases good cholesterol levels. It’s low in fat, hence helps in weight loss as well and many more. I added home made spices to this fry. It’s a no onion and no garlic recipe.

Yam | Senai Kilangu | Karunai Kilangu Fry recipe
Yam | Senai Kilangu | Karunai Kilangu Fry recipe

Author: Malini
Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: South Indian
Servings: 2 to 3 
Prep Time: 20 mins | Cook Time: 30 mins | Total Time: 50 mins
Difficulty: Medium

Ingredients:

  • Yam (Karunai Kilangu) – 250 gms
  • Tamarind – lemon size
  • Gram flour – 2 tbsp
  • Chili powder – 1 tbsp
  • Black pepper powder – 1 tbsp
  • Salt – required level
  • Coriander seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tbsp
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1 tsp
  • Fennel seeds – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – 1 tsp
  • Oil – to fry the yam

Description:

  1. Get all the ingredients ready. Clean the yam first. Before peeling the yam, either use gloves or grease your hand with oil to avoid itching.
  2. Cut the yam into slices, not too thick nor too thin. Put all the slices in water and clean well. Remember to grease your hands while cleaning or use a ladle.
  3. Filter out the water.
  4. Soak tamarind in warm water for few mins.
  5. Extract the tamarind juice and add more water with a bit of salt in a kadai and parboil the yam slices in to that.
  6. Meanwhile, prepare the spices, take coriander, fennel, fenugreek and cumin seeds in a mixer jar and make a powder of it.
  7. Now take gram flour, chili powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder, salt and powdered spices in a bowl. Mix everything well.
  8. Now filter out the boiled yam.
  9. Marinate the yam slices in spice mixture for about 10 mins.
  10. Take a wide pan, add oil into that, fry the yam slices on both sides. If you like to deep fry it, you can do it.
  11. Once it is fried on both sides, Rest on the paper towel for a few mins to drain the excess oil.
  12. Serve this yummy yam fry with rice and sambar for heavenly lunch experience.
Yam | Senai Kilangu | Karunai Kilangu Fry recipe
Yam | Senai Kilangu | Karunai Kilangu Fry recipe

Step by step process with picture representation:

Get all the ingredients ready. Clean the yam first. Before peeling the yam, either use gloves or grease your hand with oil to avoid itching.

Cut the yam into slices, not too thick nor too thin. Put all the slices in water and clean well. Remember to grease your hands while cleaning or use a ladle.

Filter out the water.

Soak tamarind in warm water for few mins.

Extract the tamarind juice and add more water with a bit of salt in a kadai and parboil the yam slices in to that.

Meanwhile, prepare the spices, take coriander, fennel, fenugreek and cumin seeds in a mixer jar and make a powder of it.

Now take gram flour, chili powder, turmeric powder, pepper powder, salt and powdered spices in a bowl. Mix everything well.

Now filter out the boiled yam.

Marinate the yam slices in spice mixture for about 10 mins.

Take a wide pan, add oil into that, fry the yam slices on both sides. If you like to deep fry it, you can do it.

Once it is fried on both sides, Rest on the paper towel for a few mins to drain the excess oil.

Serve this yummy yam fry with rice and sambar for heavenly lunch experience.

Yam | Senai Kilangu | Karunai Kilangu Fry recipe
Yam | Senai Kilangu | Karunai Kilangu Fry recipe

Happy Cooking 🙂

28 thoughts on “Yam Fry | Karunai Kilangu | Senai Kilangu Fry recipe

  1. I have never tried yam in my cooking, malini your’srecipe looks absolutely delicious,I loved that masala which you used before frying the yam so yumm 😋

  2. This is an interesting yam recipe. Can you believe it I haven’t made yam throughout my life but always want to make it. Bookmarking your recipe and would certainly bring yam next time I’ll go to vegetable market.

  3. This sounds seriously delicious! I could never have imagined yam and tamarind combination. Must taste great on side with rice and sambar, though I could happily finish off this entire bowl on its own too. 😊

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