Monday, June 17, 2013


Senai Thuvaiyal

Senaikizhangu ( Karunai kizhangu ) masiyal is a traditional south indian recipe which goes well with rice. Elephant foot yam is called senaikizhangu in tamil and Suran in hindi. Masiyal is a tamil word which means mashed. This tuber vegetable is known for its valuable vitamin, antioxidant, and mineral contents and effectively repair and maintain the body. This recipe needs less ingredients and can be made with out any fuss. Here we go for the recipe....

Ingredients :

Elephant Foot yam - 250 grams
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 Teaspoon
Finely chopped Ginger - 2 Table Spoon
Green Chilies - 2 Nos.
Coconut gratings - 3 Table Spoon
Salt - As per taste
Lemon juice - 1 Lemon.

To temper :

Mustard Seeds - 1/2 Teaspoon
Gingely oil / Any cooking oil - 3 Teaspoons
Curry Leaves - Few

Method :

Wash, peel, and chop the kizhangu ( yam / Suran ) in to medium size pieces and pressure cook with little turmeric for 2 Whistles or until it becomes soft, and mash well with hands and keep aside. 

Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, then add finely chopped ginger and green chilies, and curry leaves to it fry for a second add coconut gratings and mashed yam to it mix well, add little water and salt to it and allow it to boil for some 2 minutes. Switch off and add the lemon juice. 

Tasty, Spicy and flavorful gravy is done in no time :-) Enjoy it with hot rice and pappad. We normally have it with Vathakuzhambu sadam ( Tangy gravy rice )

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